Audiology and Speech Therapy
Type of Rehab: Inpatient & Outpatient
Location(s): Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
We believe good hearing is a vital component of optimal health. We offer comprehensive audiological services for all ages using the latest technology. While there are many places to purchase a hearing aid in the area, our customer service and access to hospital resources sets us apart from the rest.
Hearing evaluations, including:
- Behavioral (conventional) hearing tests
- Otoacoustic emissions
- Auditory Brainstem Response testing
- Hearing Aid Program
Avera McKennan is a multi-line dispenser, offering a variety of hearing aid brands and styles to fit your price range, including the Songbird disposable hearing aid.
Included with the purchase of your hearing aid are:
- Comprehensive consultation to best determine your needs
- Hearing aid fitting and orientation
- 30-day trial period
- Two-year extended loss and damage warranty
- 6-month hearing aid check, and 18-month hearing aid check.
We specialize in fitting hearing aids to infants and young children as well as creating custom hearing protection and swim molds.
Outpatient visits are held in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, located on the Second Floor of Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center.
The initial visit will consist of a hearing evaluation which usually lasts one hour. At your request, a hearing aid evaluation may be scheduled at a later date. A hearing aid evaluation allows the appropriate selection of hearing aids as well as impressions of the ears to be made.
Once your hearing aids arrive, we will schedule a hearing aid fitting and explanation appointment. A two-week follow-up visit will be provided to ensure customer satisfaction and any fine-tuning adjustments that might need to be made. Follow-up visits will be scheduled as needed.
We will work closely with your primary care physician to ensure optimal quality of care. With our help, you can receive treatment that can lead to better hearing. We look forward to helping you with your hearing care needs.