Your hearing is worth preserving, protecting, or restoring. It’s one of your five primary senses through which you experience life, and is your most important “social sense.” It can be important to your personal safety, as it often serves as an early warning system. Most of all, good hearing improves your quality of life.
Corrective and Preventive
Dr. Bunker is a hearing care expert who provides a wide variety of hearing services for our patients. These include hearing assessments, prescribing rehabilitation treatments, providing and servicing hearing devices, and patient education and counseling on hearing-related topics. Our office is equipped with the latest technology in audiology equipment, hearing aids, and assistive listening devices. We fit and dispense a wide variety of sophisticated hearing aids and devices appropriate for all life styles and types of hearing.
We also help our patients protect against hearing loss by providing, fitting and servicing state-of-the-art hearing protective devices. We work with local firms to create plans for protecting their employees from damaging workplace noise, and we advise individuals on the best ways to protect their hearing in special situations.
Hearing Services We Provide
We provide a comprehensive array of hearing services for patients of all ages – from infant through seniors. Dr. Bunker is an expert in prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of hearing impairment. She’s knowledgeable in childhood hearing loss, adult diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and repairs, assistive listening technology, and even hearing protection devices for workers and musicians.
Hearing Assessments – Evaluating our patients’ ability to hear and understand sounds, pinpointing the cause of any hearing loss, and designing appropriate treatment and hearing management plans.
Hearing Aid Sales & Service – Recommending most appropriate hearing aids for patients’ needs and lifestyles, choosing from a wide variety of styles, technologies, and features.
Pediatric Audiology – Testing and identifying hearing loss in children of any age, and providing hearing therapy and hearing aids.
Custom-Fit Earpieces – Helping swimmers keep their ear canals dry, and protecting hearing from sport-related noise.
Musician’s Monitors & Hearing Protection – Protecting the hearing of patients with hearing risk due to loud practice and performance environments, providing custom-fit earplugs or in-ear monitors.
Industrial Hearing Conservation – Partnering with firms to protect workers from damaging workplace noise.
Special Assistive Listening Devices – Providing devices to patients that help them function better in day-to-day communication situations, helping them overcome distance, background noise, or poor room acoustics.
Tinnitus Evaluation & Management
How’s Your Hearing?
Sometimes patients confess that they’d suspected for some time that their hearing had deteriorated, but were reluctant to seek help. Some secretly felt that ignorance was bliss. Others were simply embarrassed to acknowledge what they saw as a weakness. Consequently, they hoped they could just “get by” without a hearing aid. Often their family and closest friends were more interested in having them seek hearing help than they were.