Hearing Services

Acadian Hearing and Balance Center offers comprehensive hearing aid services to those in the Lafayette and Acadiana area. Our team of board certified audiologists can help you determine the right hearing aid for your type and degree of hearing loss; they will also expertly fit the hearing aid and help you maintain it for the lifetime of the device.

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the biggest health concerns in the U.S. It is the third most commonly reported physical condition, following arthritis and heart disease. It affects roughly 20 percent of the American population and can strike people of all ages. The most common causes of hearing loss are noise exposure and aging. Symptoms…

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Hearing Evaluation

Audiology evaluations consist of a series of tests used to determine whether a hearing loss exists and, if so, measure its type, degree and configuration. An audiologist will assess the results of each individual test in order to develop a treatment plan geared toward your unique hearing loss. Who Should Be Given an Audiology Evaluation?…

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Custom Earmolds

It has long been acknowledged that noise induced hearing loss can be prevented by wearing earplugs. While there are plenty of good choices available off the shelf, because everyone’s ears are unique the best protection will come from those crafted from custom earmolds. Custom earmolds are made from impressions of your ear canal and concha…

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Auditory Brainstem Response

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) tests measure reactions of the auditory nerve in response to stimuli. It is a popular method to screen for hearing loss, especially for infants and young children who are not old enough for behavioral response hearing screenings. An ABR test takes one to two hours. During the test, a young child…

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Protecting Your Hearing

We are exposed to sound on a daily basis. Volume levels vary considerably, and can easily exceed 85 decibels (dB) – the threshold that is considered safe. Any prolonged exposure to noise exceeding this level is harmful and can cause permanent, irreversible hearing loss. Excess noise exposure isn’t the only cause of hearing damage. Diseases,…

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Hearing Loss Facts

People have many misconceptions about hearing loss. These are based on old myths, outdated technology or just a general misunderstanding of the condition. By learning some important facts about hearing loss, you’ll be better equipped to deal with it, whether it affects you personally or somebody close to you. Here are some interesting facts about…

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