Penn Otorhinolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Penn Hearing Aid Dispensing Program

Penn audiologists are committed to keeping patients' communication needs a priority. The Hearing Aid Dispensing Program at Penn provides personalized evaluation, education and hearing aid devices for people with hearing loss.

About Hearing Aids

Today, hearing aids and amplification devices are very sophisticated.

Modern hearing aids are like tiny systems capable of analyzing sound and manipulating it in ways to make it loud enough to hear, but not too loud so it is uncomfortable or undesirable.

This amazing evolution has allowed people with hearing loss to appreciate better communication than ever before.

People with hearing loss also have more choices with regard to the sophistication of sound processing, listening environment options, and hearing aid style.

Because there are dozens of hearing aid manufacturers, each offering dozens of different devices for purchase, Penn audiologists can help people with hearing loss choose the best hearing aid for their needs.

Amplification Assessment and Evaluation

Patients interested in learning about their hearing aid and amplification device options receive an in-depth assessment evaluation and counseling session with a Penn audiologist. This consultation is an integral part of understanding hearing loss, amplification options, differences in technology, and patient prognosis with the use of a hearing aid.

Hearing aid evaluations and fittingsĀ are offered by experienced, highly trained audiologists.

Following the evaluation, patients are provided with information about all of their options. Patients may choose to have a trial period with a hearing aid device. Penn audiologists work with many hearing aid manufacturers to provide patients with different options and choices.

Additional Services Through the Hearing Aid Dispensing Program

Custom ear molds for:

  • Cell phones
  • Musicians
  • MP3 use
  • Noise protection
  • Swimming
  • Sleeping

Assistive listening devices for:

  • Bluetooth® capabilities
  • FM systems
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Doorbells, smoke detectors, alarm clocks, and anything else that may be inaudible to hearing impaired listeners