Hearing Loss Treatments

Treatments and Services

Emory Audiology Program's full-time team provides testing to diagnose hearing loss. We offer solutions that meet your needs and suit your lifestyle.

We fit hearing aids in adults of all ages, as well as cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing devices when a hearing aid isn't enough.

Certified, licensed audiologists provide all hearing loss services, including:

  • Hearing evaluations for adults
  • Impedance testing (tympanometry)   
  • Acoustic reflex testing and DPOAEs when applicable
  • Hearing aid evaluation and fitting using gold standard real-ear measures, including computer-programmable hearing aids with digital technology 
  • A 30-day trial period for all hearing aids 
  • Hearing aid repairs, service, and accessories
  • Custom ear molds for swimming, noise protection, and musicians' earplugs 
  • Cochlear implants and Bone-Anchored Hearing systems (BAHA) evaluations and management

Ototoxic Evaluations

Some medications can damage your hearing, like chemotherapy. That's why your doctor may ask you to take hearing tests before or after you start certain medications. These tests also evaluate your cochlear hair cells and extended high-frequency pure-tone testing.

Disability Benefits for Hearing Loss

If you are applying for a hearing loss disability, you will need a battery of hearing tests, including HINT (hearing in noise test). We offer HINT testing at our MOT locations.

Hearing Aids

If a hearing aid is suitable for you, your audiologist will guide you through each step of the process. We help you select a hearing aid and ensure it’s fit and fine-tuned perfectly for you. We’ll give you the training you need, and schedule follow-up visits to make sure you’re happy with your new hearing aid.

We feature hearing aids from several providers, including:

  • Phonak
  • Oticon
  • Widex 
  • Resound
  • Starkey

We also offer assisted listening devices, including TV ears, caption calling and door, phone and clock alarms. We want you to maintain independence despite background noise or over-distance.

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant may be the answer if you have severe hearing loss.

Emory’s board-certified ear surgeons are leaders in cochlear implant placement and research. These small but complex hearing devices have helped thousands of people worldwide with nerve deafness.

A cochlear implant works by stimulating nerves electrically inside your inner ear. All cochlear implants have two main components:

  • An internal, implanted receiver and electrode system placed under your scalp, on top of the skull, behind your ear.
  • An outside sound processor (microphone) that sits on or near the ear, connected via magnet

The sound processor is a microphone that picks up sounds and sends it to the internal receiver, connected by a magnet.  The internal electrode array that is implanted into the cochlea (hearing organ) receives the sound information and stimulates the auditory nerve, sending the sound to the brain.

A cochlear implant is different than a hearing aid. It stimulates the auditory nerve directly, sending the signals to your brain. Hearing through a cochlear implant is different from normal hearing through the ears and will take months of listening practice before the brain can organize the sound into recognizable speech. We’ll work with you to help you understand speech and recognize warning signals and other sounds.

Bone Anchored Hearing Systems (BAHS)

A bone-anchored hearing system is a small device that surgically attaches to the bone behind your ear. At Emory Audiology, we work with you to determine which BAHS best meets your needs.


We can provide you with custom earmolds for various needs, including:

  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing protection
  • Sleeping aids to block out nightime noises 
  • Swimming/showering

Request an Appointment at Emory Audiology

To make an appointment to learn more about Emory Audiology, please call 404-778-3381.