Hearing Evaluations Provided by Windsor Audiology Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic
Windsor Audiology is Northern Colorado’s premier hearing healthcare professional. We are here to help you and your loved ones on your journey to better hearing. Your hearing is as important as every other sense in your body. At Windsor Audiology, we strive to provide the best services in Northern Colorado. We evaluate and treat patients of all ages that are struggling with their hearing. Did you know, your hearing is also known as your auditory sense. It is a vital part of our daily lives, and most do not even realize they are struggling with hearing. It is our passion at Windsor Audiology to improve the lives of people through better hearing with exceptional service.
Adult and Pediatric Care
Did you know nearly 1 out of 8 people in the United States (ages 12 and older) suffer from a hearing loss? We provide audiologic services for both adult and pediatric populations and are able to effectively treat hearing and tinnitus symptoms. Hearing loss affects not only you but your loved ones as well as everyone around you. Our hearing tests are specific for adult and child patients, and they are an extremely important tool that is used by our Doctor of Audiology to understand the depth of the issues related to the auditory system.
At our office in Windsor Colorado, Dr. Johnson will gather your history, plan an evaluation course, and provide an individualized treatment plan. Your hearing evaluation will include: taking a look at the outer ear, measuring movement of the small bones behind the eardrum, and measuring your hearing thresholds. This course of evaluation will provide a picture to understand what may be causing the disruption in your hearing. Without an auditory evaluation, you or a loved one could be living with an undiagnosed hearing problem that affects day-to-day tasks like understanding important instructions. It’s recommended children receive annual hearing screenings. These annual screenings generally occur at your child’s school, although some Charter and private schools do not screening hearing annually.
Windsor Audiology does offer hearing screenings for children who do not receive annual screenings at school. We also offer a complete diagnostic hearing evaluation if your child has not passed his or her school screening. As for adults, more than 30% of people over age 65 have some type of hearing loss, 14% of those between 45 and 64 have hearing loss. Close to 8 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 have hearing loss. Due to these statistics, provided by American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Windsor Audiology recommends that adults 45 and older receive a hearing test every 2 years, then annually once they turn 65 or if a valid hearing loss has been diagnosed.
How We Hear
Before getting too deep into the how and why you should have your hearing tested on an annual basis after the age of 45, let’s get to know how our ear actually functions. It’s a short explanation so don’t skip over this part, you may learn something new or get a refresher from your 8th grade health class! The outer ear is the part you can see; ear lobe, concha or bowl, tragial notch (that little knob that sticks out) and the outer ear canal. This part of your ear helps capture and transfer sound into your ear canal. The ear canal funnels the sound down to the eardrum and then to the middle ear. Sound vibrations are then sent into the inner ear (via the smallest bones in the body – Malleus, Incus, and Stapes … aka hammer, anvil, stir-up) which then disrupts the fluid in the inner ear where tiny hair cells transmit the signal via electrical impulse to the auditory nerve and sends the signal to your brain, turning all of the sound waves and frequencies into something our brain can comprehend and perceives as “Hearing.” There, all done! We like to keep it short and sweet if we can.
Hearing loss occurs when the sounds vibrations in the inner ear do not stimulate the auditory nerve. There are three types of hearing loss, conductive (affecting the outer and middle ear), sensorineural (affecting the hearing organ, cochlea), and mixed (a combination of both conductive and sensorineural). It’s possible to develop problems with one or both parts of your hearing system, so an auditory evaluation (aka a hearing evaluation) can not only identify if you’re hearing the full range of sounds, but also help diagnose which part of the ear needs further examination or treatment. It is a painless and simple process.
The normal new patient appointment for a diagnostic hearing evaluation will take about sixty to ninety minutes. Seems like a long time, but this provides us with ample time to get to know you, your hearing loss, your hearing lifestyle, and what you are hoping to gain on your journey to better hearing. Our patient-focused team will make you feel comfortable throughout the entire process, all with the goal of helping you live the most active and fulfilling life possible.
Dr. Johnson was amazing. I had no idea what I was really missing until she had me try out some hearing aids. My wife and kids were telling me “Dad, get your ears checked”…
Dr. Johnson was amazing. I had no idea what I was really missing until she had me try out some hearing aids. My wife and kids were telling me “Dad, get your ears checked” consistently and I was like “I will… I will…” Dr. Johnson and Windsor Audiology changed my life. I can hear the crack of the bat when my daughter hits a home run. That is life-changing.
Dr. Johnson’s smile is very warming. When I walk in the door, no matter what kind of mood I am in, she always makes me smile and changes my mood around. My time with Dr. Johnson…
Dr. Johnson’s smile is very warming. When I walk in the door, no matter what kind of mood I am in, she always makes me smile and changes my mood around. My time with Dr. Johnson is special and she makes me feel like I am her only concern.
I am glad I found Dr. Johnson. She listened to my concerns and has some great solutions to help me with my hearing loss.
"I am writing to thank you for your patience and expertise in finding me the right hearing solutions. You took great care in testing for my needs and after your research and a…
"I am writing to thank you for your patience and expertise in finding me the right hearing solutions. You took great care in testing for my needs and after your research and a trial period, you found the perfect hearing aids to match my situation. Also, your office has always been very prompt and professional when I call with a question or to make an appointment. Finally, your coffee is tops...why do you think I always arrive a little early!"
Windsor Audiology has provided me with the best possible care. From Evan at the front desk to Leann and her ability to explain the entire hearing assistance process. She helped…
Windsor Audiology has provided me with the best possible care. From Evan at the front desk to Leann and her ability to explain the entire hearing assistance process. She helped ease my apprehension about the process and made it very easy to commit to hearing aids. I barely notice my tinnitus anymore! I am very happy with my decision and experience. Thank you Evan and Leann!
I came in to see Dr Johnson and her staff about 5 months ago. I had crippling Tinnitus, so much so that it was causing depression and insomnia. It was a constant buzzing of a…
I came in to see Dr Johnson and her staff about 5 months ago. I had crippling Tinnitus, so much so that it was causing depression and insomnia. It was a constant buzzing of a mosquito in my ears and I had come to believe that I was stuck with this unwanted “friend” for the rest of my life. I looked up Tinnitus treatments for Northern Colorado and Windsor Audiology came up. I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. After my initial consultation and test with Dr Johnson we settled on trying hearing aids with a Zen Tinnitus therapy. I was extremely skeptical about the process, but again it was worth a try. It has been 5 months with my hearing aids and, I use the Zen therapy regularly. In the last 5 months I used to wake up almost nightly from the Tinnitus, now it has only happened once in 5 months. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Jonson and Windsor Audiology. Dr. Johnson and Evan are extremely knowledgeable and truly care for their patients. If you have Tinnitus, hearing problems or both, go see them. They are amazing!
Their willingness to help my hearing loss and listening to my personal issues at home and TV volume corrections was exceptional.
Dr. Johnson is easy to talk to, answered all of my questions and was very professional.
Dr. Johnson took the time to work with my specialty hearing issues.
They have a pleasant atmosphere and all of my questions were answered