Family Hearing & Sensory Neural Center Makes It Easy for You To…

  • Ensure your hearing care adheres to best practices
  • Get personalized recommendations from beginning to end
  • Improve your hearing with the results you expect and deserve

Family Hearing & Sensory Neural Center

Best of Readers' Choice Awards

AudigyCertified Practice

What Are Hearing Care Best Practices, and Why Do We Follow Them?

Every industry has best practices, including hearing care. The hearing care industry’s best practices have been established by the American Academy of Audiology.

Family Hearing & Sensory Neural Center has been following hearing care best practices since our founding. Because of this, we are able to provide a consistently superior level of quality of care for our patients. You can read more about the benefits of using best practices in hearing care in the next section below.

Christie Cahill, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

How Do Best Practices Improve Hearing Care Outcomes?

An audiologist examines a young woman's ear with an otoscope

Assessment & Goal Setting

Our assessment process includes four steps: an in-depth interview, an examination of your ear called an otoscopy, a hearing test, and needs assessment, at which point we can begin to discuss if you would be a good candidate for hearing treatment and options available to you.

An elderly woman smiles while being expertly fitted with cutting edge hearing aids

Technical Aspects of Treatment

Our hearing technology recommendation will take into account your hearing ability and your lifestyle preferences. We test all our devices before fitting them and verify through Real Ear Measurement Testing that you are getting the sounds at levels we expect. We are glad to offer assistive listening devices and accessories.

An audiologist gives a hearing aid orientation to an older man

Orientation, Counseling, & Follow-up

During your orientation, you will receive instruction on and get to practice many aspects of what it’s like to use hearing aids. As part of your hearing care, you will receive expert guidance on what to expect while wearing hearing aids, along with follow-up care like reprogramming and clean & checks on a regular basis.

A young man smiles while his mother discusses her hearing aid experience to her audiologist

Assessing Outcomes

Benefit evaluation ensures that you are satisfied with your hearing aids and the experience you are having with them. You deserve the best, which is why our treatments are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns and your devices are always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing.

Why Not Experience Hearing Care Best Practices for Yourself?

See how Others Have Benefitted from Improved Hearing

“I have been experiencing hearing loss for the past 25 years or so. I started wearing hearing aids over 20 years ago. My hearing loss has increased over the years, and I have had to get hearing aids capable of delivering higher volumes and clarity.

I first started going to Dr. Allred several years ago and am so pleased with his skills and his desire to work with a patient until the best possible hearing is accomplished.

I am a musician, and at one visit Dr. Allred had me bring my acoustic guitar with me since I had been having trouble hearing my musical tones when playing on stage with other amplified instruments. We spent a great deal of time that day. Dr. Allred was very patient, and I guess we stayed most of the afternoon and evening getting my hearing aids set properly. I also at the time worked in loud environments with noisy, heavy equipment, so he had some challenges there as well. Now I have a “universal” setting, a “music”, a “high noise”, and a “quiet” setting for times when I am in a meeting with soft talkers. With all these personalized settings, it makes my life much more enjoyable when around other people.

Dr. Cahill came along, a new graduate with her fresh approach and new technology, and has done wonders with her very caring and patient approach. She has been working with me for the last several years off and on as she was finishing with getting her degree. I can’t say enough good about her, with her obvious concern for my personal satisfaction and the most modern and latest technology she brings with her. When Dr. Allred retires some day, he will be leaving his patients in good hands with Dr. Cahill.

I am very pleased with the care the Hearing Center gives me and would recommend them to anyone, especially those who have special needs. I drive 90 miles from my home to their office for my visits because I have confidence in them.”

John A.

Hi Christie,

I have a brief but compelling story to tell you. As you know, I am a 76-year-old patient of yours. I had been an amateur musician all my life until about 15 years ago when I started to lose interest in music and stopped playing. I did not even listen to music anymore, as it sounded like banging on tin cans.

After visiting you and receiving my new hearing aids, I started to regain the ability to listen to and like to hear the songs. I think that it took a while for my brain to repair some hearing functions. I have now started singing and playing my guitar again. I have a deep appreciation for your gift of making my life a bit more pleasurable. Thank you!

LaVern L.

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