Gainesville, GA Audiology Services

Gainesville Hearing Services, Inc. provides professional, quality, comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment, including hearing evaluations, immitance testing, auditory evoked potential testing, and otoacoustic emission testing to determine if a hearing problem exists and what intervention is necessary.  

Dr. Schorn-Bellows serves all ages, but specializes in pediatric hearing evaluations, including follow-up to Universal Newborn Hearing screenings and central auditory processing testing.  We provide OSHA services, such as noise measurements and baseline and annual hearing tests.

We offer quality state of the art digital hearing aid products and accessories at affordable prices.  We work with several manufacturers in order to choose the best product for each individual.  But most importantly, we have the professional knowledge, experience, and compassion to work with each person to achieve their hearing goals.  We offer many assistive devices, such as amplified telephones and signaling devices.  We have a full-service hearing aid lab for modifications and many in-house repairs.  Mr. Williams operates an in-house earmold lab, manufacturing custom molds for hearing aids, hearing protections devices, swimmers, pilots, police, and musicians.

Testing & Audiometry

In order to adjust your hearing aid to your individual requirements, we first determine your personal hearing profile, or “audiogram.” This is done by testing your ability to hear a variety of speech and environmental sounds.

Hearing Counseling

Once you have told us your problems and your personal expectations with regard to your hearing, we provide you with detailed advice on the most appropriate products and facilities to meet your requirements. We will review numerous criteria, including:

  • Which ear has a problem hearing?
  • Which style of hearing aid is most suitable for you: in-the-ear, behind-the-ear, receiver in the canal (RIC), or open ear fittings?
  • Do you want to regulate the volume of the hearing aid yourself, or would you prefer a hearing aid that adjusts automatically to any hearing situation?
  • Which technology offers the features best suited to your desired communication goals?

Ear Impressions

Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.

The Fitting

To determine the optimum settings for your hearing aids, we use your audiogram, as well as your personal impression of how well you can hear. This adjustment process is carried out using a computer.

When adjusting your hearing aids, we take various measurements to check how well you can hear. Once we teach you how to operate them and instruct you on the energy supply (batteries), you should wear your new hearing aids for a few days in your regular surroundings.

Based upon what you tell us about how well you can hear in your everyday surroundings, we will make any necessary final adjustments to your hearing aids.

Follow-up Care

Once your hearing aids have been fitted to your complete satisfaction, we will provide you with detailed information on how they should be maintained. Of course, you can have your hearing aids checked by us at any time. This will ensure that the sound quality remains as good as ever, and will extend the life of your aids.