Ear Services

Experiencing pain in your ears, buzzing or ringing sounds, challenges with hearing, and dizziness can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. These symptoms can be signs of underlying health conditions which need to be evaluated by a specialist, like an audiologist.

Audiologists are trained to diagnose and treat various conditions that can impact your hearing health.  We specifically work to identify the issue producing your symptoms and develop a treatment plan that will most effectively meet your needs.

Common Conditions

There are several conditions that can impact the auditory system which includes the outer, middle, and inner ear as well as auditory pathways, and the brain. These components work together to absorb and process sound which allows us to understand what we hear. Common conditions that can impact the auditory system include:

Tinnitus

This refers to hearing a sound in one or both ears when no external source of noise is present. This sound is often described as a buzzing, ringing, clicking, or humming like noise that can be mild to severe. Tinnitus can disrupt your ability to focus and manage daily tasks. It can also impact sleep, producing fatigue and grogginess. According to the Hearing Health Foundation, at least 10% of people experience chronic tinnitus, meaning that the sound is ongoing. Tinnitus is not a medical condition itself but is typically a symptom of an underlying health issue. 90% of tinnitus cases are caused by hearing loss.

Earwax Buildup

Earwax is a mixture that is produced in the ears. Small amount of earwax helps keep the ears lubricated, preventing dryness and irritation. Earwax typically exits the ear naturally and is part of the ears self-cleansing system. But it can also accumulate in the ear canal. This allows bacteria to buildup which can lead to ear infections or irritation. This can trigger tinnitus, short term hearing loss, and symptoms commonly associated with ear infections – pain, aches, fever, discomfort, headaches etc.

Hearing Loss

One of the most common chronic medical conditions that people experience today, hearing loss impacts nearly 1 in 5 people. Impaired hearing reduces a person’s ability to absorb and process incoming sound information which produces a range of symptoms that impact all aspects of life. This includes straining communication, making it challenging to have conversations and social interactions. Untreated hearing loss can lead to social withdrawal, impact relationships, and take a toll on physical as well as mental health.

With our specialized knowledge and technologies; we assess, diagnose, and treat these conditions to alleviate symptoms and improve your hearing health.

Our Hearing Services

There is a range of services we provide to effectively identify and address hearing concerns including the following:

Hearing Evaluations

Hearing tests measure hearing capacity in both ears which identifies any impairment and the degree of hearing loss. Exams start by establishing your hearing health history, discussing symptoms you are experiencing, and lifestyle factors (physical activity, hobbies, profession etc.). This is followed by a brief physical assessment of your ears. Specialists are checking for signs if inflammation, earwax, or infection which could impact hearing. The final step is the hearing test which involves wearing headphones connected to a machine that will play sounds at varying pitches and frequencies. You then indicate what you can hear and your results are tracked on a graph that is presented to you after.

Earwax Removal

Excessive earwax in the ear canal needs to be removed. Removing earwax can actually be trickier that it seems. We are equipped with specific medical instruments made for the ear that allow specialists to go in and effectively remove earwax.

Tinnitus Therapy

Treating hearing loss can certainly minimize tinnitus but there are no cures for this symptom. There are however, useful ways tinnitus can be managed, reducing its overall impact. This includes sound therapy which focuses on retraining the brains to neutralize tinnitus.

ETD Surgery

AERA eustachian tube dilation surgery is minimally invasive surgery used to treat eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). ETD refers to the blockage of the eustachian tubes which are narrow passageways that connect the middle ear to the upper throat. This can cause pain in the ears, ear infections, tinnitus, and poor hearing.

Hearing Aid Fittings

We also provide hearing aid fittings with all major brands!

“I have been seeing Rachel Bringewatt for an audio-test and purchasing hearing aids.  I just wanted to tell you how helpful she has been, She is always very pleasant when she meets with me, explains everything thoroughly, has patience when I had questions and gave me honest answers. She is very patient, kind, just a pleasure to have had her as my audiologist, and I will certainly recommend her to anyone I know who might need her services.”

-Betty Garrett

Patient

We are here to serve you at our 6 different locations.  

Main Location
2727 S. 144th St., Suite #250
Omaha, NE 68144

Phone: (402) 778-5250

Council Bluffs
933 E. Pierce St., 2nd Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone: (402) 778-5250

Mid Town
4242 Farnam St., Suite #265
Omaha, NE 68131

Phone: (402) 778-5250

Harlan
1213 Garfield Ave.
Harlan, IA 51537-2057

Phone: (712) 755-4211

Blair
810 N. 22nd St.
Blair, NE 68008

Phone: (402) 426-1239

Bellevue
3512 Samson Way, Suite #130
Bellevue, NE 68123

Phone: (402) 778-5250

TitleAddress Description
Main Office
2727 S 144th St #250, Omaha, NE 68144, USA2727 S. 144th Street
Suite #250
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (402) 778-5250
Doctors Building North Tower
4242 Farnam St #265, Omaha, NE 68131, USA4242 Farnam St
Suite #265,
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: (402) 778-5250
Blair Community Hospital
810 N 22nd St, Blair, NE 68008, USA

810 N. 22nd Street
Blair, NE 68008
Phone: (402) 426-1239

Myrtue Memorial Hospital
1213 Garfield Ave, Harlan, IA 51537, USA

1213 Garfield Ave.
Harlan, IA 51537-2057
Phone: (800) 383-3021

Bellevue
3512 Samson Way #130, Bellevue, NE 68123, USA

3512 Samson Way
Suite #130
Bellevue, NE 68123
Phone: (402) 778-5250

Council Bluffs
933 E Pierce St 2nd Floor, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, USA

933 E. Pierce Street, 2nd Floor
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: (402) 778-5250

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