Comprehensive Audiological Evaluations
We take pride in the fact that all Audiologists at Estes Audiology are Master or Doctoral level professionals. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and most other private health insurances. Diagnostic assessment is available for infants, children, teens and adults.
We take a comprehensive approach to testing in order to get the most accurate results so we can better counsel you on the best solution, if any is needed. The audiometric evaluation consists of testing with both speech and pure tones. Testing with pure tones is performed to determine the amount of hearing loss at different volumes. More importantly, speech discrimination scores are obtained to estimate the loss of hearing pertaining to clarity of word recognition ability of the ear. Speech testing is performed both in quiet and with background noise to assess hearing ability in both environments.
Advanced Hearing Aid Technology
Estes Audiology Hearing Centers partner with the top hearing aid manufacturers to bring our patients the latest in hearing aid technology and advanced solutions. All hearing aids are discreet digital processors, most are wireless and Bluetooth enabled. Working with multiple global manufacturers gives us the ability to offer solutions for all lifestyles, hearing loss and budget demands. Please print and fill out the lifestyle questionnaire and bring to your scheduled appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for hearing aids.
In some cases, hearing aids are not the sole answer to communication difficulties. There are many other devices available to help you in your most difficult listening environments. These devices include television listening systems, special doorbells, vibrating alarm clocks, amplified telephones, mobile phone solutions, and many others. We encourage you to share all of your listening difficulties with us during your evaluation so we can work with you on the most complete solution for your hearing issues.
Custom Hearing Protection
Estes Audiology Hearing Centers prides itself in being the expert for local musicians and hunters in hearing protection. We partner with several custom earmold labs to offer products including musician filtered earplugs, in-ear monitor systems, custom ear buds, sleep plugs and custom electronic shooter plugs. We are also the hearing care provider for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), a non-profit group dedicated to bringing Central Texas musicians affordable healthcare.