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The Hearing Center at Eastern Connecticut Ear, Nose & Throat is a full-service audiology and hearing aid center, performing hearing testing and hearing aid evaluations on adults and children. Our audiologists have over five decades of hands-on experience and have helped thousands of Eastern Connecticut residents benefit from our expertise, high-quality products, and efficient, caring service.


What happens at a hearing evaluation?

In conjunction with the physicians at Eastern Connecticut Ear, Nose & Throat, audiologists Katherine Audet and Elyse Kirschblum perform diagnostic audiological evaluations and hearing tests.

Audiologists can also perform a video otoscopy to provide a detailed view of your ear canal. If necessary, a computerized hearing aid analysis—or Real Ear Measurement—can be conducted to determine how much sound amplification a hearing aid needs to provide.

The Hearing Center also offers earwax removal, also known as cerumen management. The removal of impacted earwax is sometimes enough to resolve a hearing problem; this procedure is also required for some procedures, such as fitting a hearing aid.


What are the benefits of a hearing aid?

Nine out of 10 people surveyed by the nonprofit Better Hearing Institute indicated that the quality of their life improved after they got a hearing aid. Hearing aids minimize the effects of hearing loss and improve your hearing ability in noisy environments.
Some benefits for patients include:

  • Fewer instances of confusion and disorientation
  • Increased ability to concentrate and multitask
  • Better memory skills and greater ability to learn new tasks
  • Alertness and awareness of their personal safety
  • Increased earning power and more control over their lives


Won’t a hearing aid be unsightly?

Our Hearing Center can expertly fit all types of modern hearing devices to the shape and contour of your ear. Our hearing aids are discreet and designed to fit your ear canal, effectively hiding any trace of the device.


Can my hearing aid connect with digital devices?

Yes! We offer the latest, most innovative hearing aids from Starkey Hearing Technologies to sync with your iPhone and other Apple™ devices. These hearing aids are designed to work with your devices to deliver the audio from phone calls, music, videos, and more, all directly to your ears with pristine sound quality and no background whistling or buzzing.

We also offer hearing aids which can communicate wirelessly with your TV.


What products and services are provided by the Hearing Center at Eastern Connecticut Ear, Nose & Throat?

We carry all Starkey products! We offer a full line of hearing aids, specializing in digital hearing aid technology. We also provide assistive listening devices and loaner hearing instruments. The Hearing Center provides a number of hearing aid services including follow-up fine tuning visits to ensure maximum benefits, repair and cleaning services, and premium batteries and other accessories.

We also provide custom earplugs for water protection as well as noise protection molds for patients routinely exposed to high noise levels, such as construction workers, musicians, and sportsmen.

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