Audiology Clinic Client Session

The Audiology Clinic is a full-service practice offering the latest in comprehensive services. Whether you have hearing loss, want to protect your hearing, experience dizziness and balance issues, or are interested in devices available to help you better communicate, the clinic provides hearing and balance care that can meet your needs.

Read more about our services below or learn more about billing and insurance and other services offered through the Interprofessional Community Clinics.

Diagnostic Services

  • newborn hearing evaluations
  • child hearing evaluations
  • adult hearing evaluations
  • tinnitus evaluations
  • auditory processing disorder evaluations
  • evaluation of dizziness and balance
  • fall risk assessment

Rehabilitative Services

  • hearing aid evaluations/fittings
  • cochlear implant evaluations/fittings
  • ear wax removal
  • assistive listing devices: amplified telephones, alerting devices, and classroom amplification (FM/DM systems)
  • hearing aid/cochlear implant repairs
  • balance rehabilitation program
  • swim molds
  • hearing protection (for musicians, hunters, or anyone exposed to loud sounds)

Professional Care

Services are provided by Ball State doctor of audiology graduate students under the supervision of experienced audiologists licensed by the state of Indiana and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our clinic offers First Steps to provide early intervention services for the birth to three-year-old population who have loss of hearing.

Our Balance Assessment and Rehabilitation Center features state-of-the-art diagnostic and rehabilitative equipment to treat balance disorders. The center evaluates and focuses on improving balance function.

Over-the-counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Facts

Comprehensive evaluation to ensure OTC hearing aids are an appropriate form of treatment for you.

We can also provide consultative appointments for counseling and education, verification procedures on appropriateness of fit, dome changes, cleaning, and troubleshooting of over-the-counter devices. Call us to schedule an appointment.

Why is it important to see an audiologist even when I choose an OTC hearing aid?

Having an audiologist complete a comprehensive hearing evaluation is the best way to see if OTC hearing aids will work for you. Audiologists are experts in hearing health care and can help find a device and give important information on how to be successful with that device to fit your individual hearing needs. Audiologists are also able to provide regular hearing evaluation to check your hearing over time.

Who should wear Over-the-Counter hearing aids?

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Mild to moderate hearing loss
  • You should consult with an audiologist before buying an OTC hearing aid if you have any of the following medical conditions:
    • Ear deformity
    • Fluid, pus, or blood coming from the ear
    • Hearing loss or ringing (tinnitus) that occurs in only one ear or that is noticeably different in once ear
    • Pain or discomfort in the earo History of excessive earwax or feeling that something is in the ear
    • Pain or discomfort in the ear
    • Sudden, quickly worsening, or fluctuating hearing loss
    • Vertigo or severe dizziness

What is the cost of Over-the-Counter hearing aids?

Cost of OTC hearing aids is estimated to cost on average $1,000 per pair, however this is only an estimate. Cost of OTC hearing aids will be determined by manufacturers. The cost does not cover follow up services.

Where can you pick out OTC hearing aids?

You may be able pick out OTC hearing aids at pharmacies, big-box stores, or online providers. Picking out and making decisions about which OTC hearing aid product you buy would be the same as buying any other item on the shelf. You should consult an audiologist for a diagnostic hearing test to ensure you are a candidate for the OTC products.

Schedule an Appointment

if you’d like to schedule a time to meet with us, please call us. Also, you will need to complete forms for your child depending upon the evaluation you are seeking. Please download and print the appropriate forms for your evaluation.