IMPROVE YOUR HEARING
Premium Care with
a Personal Touch
IMPROVE YOUR HEARING
Premium Care with
a Personal Touch
QUALITY CARE & SERVICE
Did you know approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss? Hearing health is rapidly gaining recognition as an important pillar of overall health. From simply being able to enjoy the many sounds of life to helping reduce the risks of cognitive decline and dementia, we encourage you to take a proactive approach to your hearing healthcare.
Dr. Christie Spencer and her team have over 30 years of experience providing hearing care in the Houston area. As an independent audiology practice, we put our patients first at all times by providing the highest quality services and products and working with each patient to find the best solution for their hearing care needs.
Our team stays up-to-date on the latest audiology research and technology. We work with the leading hearing aid manufacturers to consistently provide the best listening experience with cutting-edge hearing technology. Fort Bend Hearing believes in more accessible hearing healthcare for all and has the opportunity to partner with non-profit campaign, Hearing The Call. Hearing the Call and Fort Bend Hearing’s local non-profit project, Hearing the Call Greater Houston, help to provide hearing care and hearing aids to the underprivileged and underserved populations, both locally and around the world.
WHAT WE DO
Fort Bend Hearing provides diagnostic hearing evaluations and treatments as well as other related services. Our goal is to build long-term relationships and support the ongoing needs of our patients in every step of your hearing health journey.
A comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluation is often the first step to determine whether a hearing loss is present. This in-depth evaluation will determine the unique aspects of your hearing loss as well as assess your ability to detect and understand speech. This information is critical in determining if medical intervention is possible or if traditional hearing aids may help.
We understand how frustrating tinnitus can be and we want to do everything possible to help you find relief. We offer specialized audiometric testing paired with research-validated questionnaires to accurately diagnose tinnitus severity and create an individualized treatment plan that works best for you.
Fort Bend Hearing audiologists take a person-centered approach to treatment and involve our patients and their loved ones in every step of the journey. A hearing aid evaluation is necessary to determine the best style of hearing aid for your listening needs, lifestyle, and budget. After choosing a device, a proper fit is ensured by real ear measurement equipment. We also provide long-term hearing aid care, including cleaning, modification, and repair services.
Excessive ear wax, or cerumen, can cause temporary hearing issues. The good news is this condition is easily treatable. Our expert team will visually inspect your ears and safely and effectively remove any buildup of ear wax, without the risk of damage that comes with many at-home treatments.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Hearing loss has devastating impacts on individuals, families, and communities. Untreated hearing loss increases the risk of falls in certain populations, can be associated with cognitive decline, and is also related to depression and social isolation, along with many other health factors.
Hearing loss often goes untreated because of a lack of insurance coverage and affordability of treatment. We partner with Hearing The Call to bring affordable hearing care to our local area.
HOW WE HELP
From custom hearing protection to assistive listening devices, from traditional hearing aids to even surgical options, our goal at Fort Bend Hearing is to provide the best solution to meet the individual listening needs of our patients.
Hearing aids come in many different styles, sizes, and functions. From traditional behind-the-ear to completely-in-the-canal hearing aids, we will work with you to determine the best type of hearing aid to meet your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Cochlear implants and other surgical hearing solutions offer a chance to restore hearing to individuals with profound hearing loss. We will work with you to evaluate your hearing loss to determine if surgical implants are right for you.
Hearing loss is not the same for everyone. Assistive listening devices can help individuals who need help in specific situations and can act alone or in conjunction with hearing aids. We will work with you to determine the best solutions to fit your lifestyle.
You can self-refer to an audiologist if you are ready to pay for audiology treatments out of pocket. It’s similar to going to an audiology clinic on your own. There is no need to consult a doctor if you do not intend to use your insurance coverage. If you want to utilize your insurance to see an audiologist, you must get a recommendation.
All diagnostic audiological treatments currently covered by Medicare need a physician referral. Furthermore, the primary cause for the referral determines the purpose of the examination. Each diagnostic technique or therapy must be justified by a relevant symptom, sign, or complaint.
A hearing aid specialist may test hearing and propose the best hearing aid for a specific client’s hearing loss. Audiologists, are capable of testing and diagnosing a greater range of hearing and balance abnormalities. Audiologists are medical experts who investigate the pathophysiology of hearing loss and are able to identify the underlying cause of hearing loss. Hearing aid professionals can only fit hearing aids and perform hearing tests.
HADs are fully certified specialists who can evaluate hearing and provide after-care devices. To employ hearing technology, hearing aid dispensers must be qualified and licensed. Meanwhile, audiologists are able to test and diagnose a broader spectrum of hearing and balance issues. For medically relevant therapies such as balance impairments, noise-induced hearing loss, and earwax impactions, an audiologist may be more helpful. Both professionals are trained to fit, adjust, maintain, clean, and repair hearing aids.
The more you know about hearing and related topics, the better equipped you will be to make smart choices for your lifestyle. In our blog posts, we aim to share our years of knowledge and professional expertise with you. If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for answers.
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