Hearing Services

Treating hearing loss requires a comprehensive approach. That’s why we offer a wide range of patient-centered audiology services to residents in Mason City, Iowa, Albert Lea, Minnesota and the surrounding areas.

Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations

Our capabilities range from infant hearing tests to senior evaluations. We set custom testing parameters for you to diagnose and treat your unique hearing loss accurately.

At Hearing Associates, our comprehensive hearing tests are employed to determine your type and degree of hearing loss. We will assess the function of your auditory nerve to define your hearing ability.

Some of our evaluations include Basic Comprehensive Audiometry Testing, Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR) and Otoacoustic Emission Testing. We also conduct specialized audiological testing for children with hearing loss. 

Take our online hearing self-test to get started on the road to better hearing. You’ll receive a preliminary analysis of your hearing, which will help you determine if you require a more thorough evaluation.

Hearing Aid Services, Fittings, Maintenance and Repairs

Your hearing devices will be fitted and programmed to meet your specific needs before you leave our office. Our audiologists will work with you to customize the settings of your hearing aids so your devices will be well-adjusted and ready to take on different listening environments. 

If your hearing aids come with assistive listening devices, we will help you troubleshoot the technology and answer any questions. You’ll be able to walk out of your appointment prepared and confident in your hearing devices.

You’ll also learn proper hearing aid care and maintenance to keep your devices working their best. We can schedule follow-up visits for regular cleaning and hearing aid repairs. Those appointments are also a good time to make necessary adjustments.

Hearing Aid Products and Hearing Protection

After evaluating your hearing, we’ll discuss your options and recommend the right hearing device for you. Besides our wide range of hearing aids, we offer assistive listening devices (ALDs), including amplified phones and FM Listening Systems.

Our custom hearing protection products include musician earplugs, swim molds and ear protection for hunters. You can also purchase hearing aid batteries, dryers, and other care items.

Earwax Removal

Excess earwax can cause conductive hearing loss, but it’s dangerous to use cotton swabs or other objects to clear it away. Come to Hearing Associates for pain-free earwax removal. Our audiologists use specialized instruments to remove excess earwax safely. We take particular care with patients who have narrow ear canals, diabetes or weak immune systems. This service is currently available for current hearing aid patients only.

We provide diagnostic testing to identify and treat balance problems and dizziness associated with your hearing loss. We use videonystagmography testing (VNG) to determine the source of your imbalance. This four-part test is non-invasive and can be completed quickly and easily in our offices.

Aural Rehabilitation

These informative classes are designed to provide our patients and their families with the tools to prevent and manage hearing loss. Aural rehabilitation involves different therapies designed to help you live with your hearing issues comfortably. We’ll teach you to make the best use of your hearing devices, explore assistive listening devices, and take charge of your communication strategies.

Hearing Aid Consultations

Our follow-up appointments are intended to ease your transition period after you receive new hearing aids. Your ears and brain need time to adjust to hearing the sounds you’ve been missing.

We encourage you to express any questions or concerns you may have so we can assist you at that time. You’re welcome to bring a loved one to your consultation as well. Family and friends provide specific insight into your hearing loss that will help your audiologist address your condition.

Schedule your appointment with our expert team at one of our locations across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Audiologist examining young boys ear
senior patient having hearing exam in special audio room