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PA Center for Hearing and Balance has a reliable team of hearing professionals to help you with your specific audiology needs.
PA CENTER FOR HEARING
Our team of certified audiologists provide premium hearing care for people of all ages with different hearing needs and concerns.
From hearing loss, ear wax removal, and tinnitus to carrying out hearing tests and providing hearing aids, our audiology services aim to make a real difference and improve your quality of life.
HEARING AIDS AND ACCESSORIES
Hearing Aid Repairs
Custom Ear Molds
Musician Earplugs & Monitors
Cell Phone Accessories
Cell Phone Accessories – We offer specialized telephone accessories to use with your custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible devices, handsfree communication, and more.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) help you hear better in various communication situations, with or without hearing aids. They reduce stress and listening fatigue. ALDs are used in the home to make alarms, television, and telephone more audible, and connect to hearing aids for better listening in noisy environments.
WE HAVE HEARING TESTS AND SERVICES TO HELP YOU HEAR BETTER
HEARING AID FITTING
WHO WE ARE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you are willing to pay for audiology treatments out of pocket, you can self-refer to an audiologist. There is no need to contact a doctor if you self-refer. However, before you can use your insurance to cover the consultation, testing, and other associated costs, you must acquire a doctor’s recommendation. Some audiology clinics refuse walk-ins (save for current patients), whereas others do. To save time and effort, we recommend that you contact your preferred clinic.
It is possible to have a hearing test without seeing a doctor. Many private hearing clinics provide hearing tests for walk-in patients. However, if you want to use your insurance to pay for your hearing test, either partially or totally, you must first obtain a referral since most insurance companies need one as a basis for reimbursement.
The distinctions between audiologists and hearing aid specialists are so subtle that it is not surprising for people to be confused about which professional to consult. However, there are some important differences in what these two professions can do for you. A hearing aid specialist will test your hearing and fit you with a hearing aid. Audiologists can assess and diagnose a larger range of hearing and balance problems. Audiologists are more skilled than hearing aid specialists, and your doctor may refer you to one to learn more about your specific case.
An audiologist is a doctorate-level hearing anatomy specialist. You must be qualified, apply for a license, and have extensive expertise with hearing aids to operate as a hearing aid dispenser. An audiologist must have both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in audiology. A supervised externship is required before getting national certification and a state license. An audiologist may be more appropriate for medically related services such as balance issues, impacted earwax, and noise-induced hearing loss.
A hearing test is performed in a sound both or a sound-proof room. Patients will be asked to wear headphones or earplugs connected to a device that sends sounds of different volumes and pitches to one ear at a time. At times, patients may be asked to respond to the sounds or tones by raising a hand or pressing a button each time you hear a prompt. A hearing test should take about 20-30 minutes.
PATIENT EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS
Dr. Piccinini is amazing at her job! From the moment I walked in I felt welcomed. I would highly recommend this practice!
Dr. Piccinini really takes the time to answer any questions you have. She is very kind and goes out of her way to help with any problems.
The staff is fabulous! so caring and considerate. we appreciate all the time and energy that put into making a hearing impaired child feel so confident.
Dr. Piccinini is very professional and knowledgeable. She speaks Spanish and that was a plus for my dad. Thank you!!
We believe in making a difference and paying-it-forward, and we actively partake in empowering people through Hearing the Call, a non-profit that offers quality service to underserved individuals in Delaware County and nearby areas. Through high-quality hearing healthcare, we help people with hearing loss connect with family, education, and opportunities.