Have you heard…
About personal sound devices coming on the market?
About United Healthcare selling hearing aids/personal sound amplifiers at a reduced price?
About purchasing hearing aids over the internet?
Before purchasing any of these products, click HERE for more information regarding these sales!
Thank you for trusting the audiology and hearing department at ENT Specialists, PC in Omaha, Nebraska with all your hearing healthcare needs!
The impact of hearing loss goes far beyond that of basic communication. It reaches into nearly every facet of a person’s life. As something we often take for granted, we don’t always realize how difficult life can be with impaired hearing. The effects are quite far reaching, though, and can be detrimental to a person’s well being if the issue isn’t addressed.
We provide comprehensive audiology services including hearing tests in adults and children and hearing aid consultations. We also provide VNG/ENG testing for balance disorders.
Scheduling an appointment with one of our ENT Specialists’ physicians? Noticed a recent hearing problem?
If you have recently noticed a hearing problem, save a co-pay and schedule a hearing test at the same time as your appointment with your Omaha ENT Specialists’ physician. Please let the appointment desk know you would like your hearing tested.
Ask about our patient referral program!!
Click the links below to find out more about our audiology services:
Hearing Aid Products
Meet Our Audiologists
Personal Interview with Ken Stallons, MS, FAAA
To view our audiology brochure, please click HERE.
If you have questions regarding our audiology services, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-397-0670, option 4.
Our Hearing Aid Product
Instruments purchased from this office range from a 2-4 year warranty for repairs, parts and services, in addition to a 2-4 year loss coverage.
There is a 60 day adjustment period on all hearing aids.
The instruments are paid for when they are received. If the aids are returned during the adjustment period, all money is refunded.
We accept all major credit cards as well as offer an 18 month interest-free payment plan through Care Credit. We also offer a 5% cash discount.
Additionally, we will file your hearing aid costs to your insurance company if coverage is provided.
Exposure to excessive noise can damage hearing. When noise is too loud, it begins to kill the nerve endings in the inner ear. Prolonged exposure to loud noise destroys nerve endings. As the number of nerve endings decreases, so does your hearing. There is no way to restore life to dead nerve endings; the damage is permanent. A ringing in the ears, called tinnitus, commonly occurs after noise exposure, and often becomes permanent.
You should wear hearing protectors if you work in an excessively noisy environment. You should also wear them when using power tools, noisy yard equipment, firearms, or when riding a motorcycle.
Need noise protection? ENT Specialists has access to a wide variety of custom made earplugs to fit your needs. Please refer to http://www.westone.com/ for more information.
Hunter and Shooter Ear Protection
ENT Specialists, PC, now sells Magnum Ear plugs for hunters and shooters.
As a hunter or shooter, your hearing is a vital sense to your success. Magnum Ear is an electronic device designed for hunters and shooters who want hearing protection as well as environmental awareness. Available in behind-the-ear and custom-fit in-the-ear models for ultimate comfort.
Magnum Ear devices use proven technology to provide you with both exceptional hearing and protection.
- Designed to provide you with superior wind noise reduction, providing clarity in situations that matter most.
- Eliminates annoying feedback or noise to ensure a viturally whistle free experience.
- Compact and easy to wear throughout the day, unlike bulky and uncomfortable earmuffs or earplugs.
- Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) 24 dB for in-the-ear devices and 26 db for behind-the-ear devices. The higher the NRR number, the greater the noise reduction.
Meet Our Audiologists
Ken Stallons, MS, FAAA
Ken Stallons attended the University of South Dakota, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Following college, he attended Southern Illinois University, receiving a Masters in Communication Disorders and Audiology. Ken is a board certified audiologist, serving as a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology as well as a member of the Nebraska Hearing Society. Ken served as President of the Nebraska Hearing Society in 2012 and is a past board member of the Iowa Hearing Aid Society. He has been working in the hearing healthcare field since February 1984. He is married and has two children.
Ken currently sees patients at the main ENT Specialists, PC clinic location in Omaha, Nebraska and also twice monthly in O’Neill, Nebraska.
Misty Mueller, MS, CCC-A
Misty Mueller attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science in Audiology degrees. Misty is a board certified audiologist with the American Speech and Hearing Society (ASHA) and is also a current member of the Nebraska Hearing Society. Misty joined ENT Specialists, PC in 2006. Prior to this, Misty was an audiologist at an ENT practice in Colorado. Misty is married and has three children.
Misty works at ENT Specialists, PC’s main clinic location in Omaha, Nebraska.
To learn more about Misty, click HERE to view an article where Misty was featured in Strictly Business magazine in Omaha!
Brenda Ohlrich, MS, CCC-A
Brenda Ohlrich attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received her Master of Science degree in Audiology. Following graduation, Brenda served as a research and clinical audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Prior to ENT Specialists, Brenda served as a clinical audiologist at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Brenda is board certified with the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association and holds a Nebraska audiology license. Brenda is married and has three children.
Brenda works at ENT Specialists, PC’s main clinic location.
To learn more about Brenda, click HERE to view an article where Brenda was featured in Strictly Business magazine in Omaha!
If you are diagnosed with a hearing loss, the audiologists at ENT Specialists, PC offer a comprehensive hearing aid consultation. It is important to assess your ability to hear in specific situations. Our goal is to improve your quality of life by finding solutions to meet your lifestyle and hearing needs. We will determine which level of digital technology and hearing aid style will be the most beneficial. The levels of technology are divided into 3 categories:
Entry level (Basic)
Mid level (Advanced digital)
High level (Premium)
The different styles of the product range from CIC (completely-in-the-canal) to BTE (behind-the-ear) are now just a matter of personal preferences.
Life with Hearing Aids
Today’s hearing aids are as small, comfortable, and attractive as they are powerful and they have limited impact on your appearance. Most people will not know you are wearing one.
As soon as you start wearing hearing aids, you begin the process of re-learning how to hear. Although some people adjust relatively quickly, you may find you need practice using aids. Your brain needs to get used to new sounds and stimuli it hasn’t received in a while. This can be overwhelming at first, but is perfectly normal. It may be recommended that you use your hearing aids for limited periods at first, gradually increasing the amount of time.
(information obtained from ReSound web site: www.gnresound.com, 2011)
Personal Interview with Ken Stallons
Ken Stallons, MS, FAAA directs the audiology department at ENT Specialists, PC in Omaha, Nebraska. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Ken and show how his training and experiences can be of service to your hearing healthcare needs.