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Casa Colina Audiology Center

The Casa Colina Audiology Center provides comprehensive audiological services for newborns through elderly adults, including identification and measurement of hearing loss. Our experienced audiologists use state-of-the-art procedures and equipment to provide evaluation of vestibular and balance disorders, hearing disorders, and auditory processing disorders, as well as hearing aid evaluation and fitting.

Our Director of Audiology and a staff of licensed audiologists and hearing aid dispensers offer the most comprehensive assessment and hearing care available. Our goal for the patient is to help them achieve their maximum potential for hearing and to ensure they receive the best audiology care available in order to improve their quality of life.

What is an audiologist?

An audiologist is a clinician who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of hearing and balance disorders. They hold either a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited university.

Casa Colina audiologists are licensed by the state of California and carry a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and/or are affiliated with the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

Which signs suggest you need your hearing tested?

  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Everyone sounds “mumbled”
  • Difficulty hearing on the phone
  • Family complains that the TV you are watching is too loud
  • Cannot hear in crowds or groups
  • Cannot hear grandchildren
  • Sudden hearing loss or changes in hearing
  • You misunderstand what others are saying
  • You have worked around loud noise
  • You cannot localize sounds
  • Family history of hearing loss

When should you have your child's hearing tested?

  • Unresponsive when called
  • History of ear infections
  • Speech and language delays
  • Difficulty following instructions in school
  • Family history of hearing loss

What can cause hearing disorders?

Hearing loss may stem from a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Presbycusis or hearing loss due to aging
  • Congenital diseases or syndromes
  • Trauma from temporal or skull fractures or other head injuries
  • Ototoxicity caused by various drugs prescribed to treat diseases
  • Cerebrovascular disorders that cause dizziness, sensory deficits, and/or tinnitus
  • Diseases such as diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, and Meniere's disease
  • Noise exposure from an intense acoustical blast or prolonged encounters with high levels of noise or music
  • Otitis media, one of the most common childhood infections
  • Middle ear disease such as otosclerosis or cholestoma
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Unilateral or bilateral atresia and/or microtia

Our team of experts can help improve the patient’s quality of life.

We work closely with primary care physicians to help improve hearing for many patients, resulting in improved activities of daily living and better overall health outcomes. For more information about the Casa Colina Audiology Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3535.