Rainy Lake Clinic hosts an audiology outreach with Renaissance Hearing because we know that communication connects us to others. The offering of audiology assessments and services to our patients in the Borderland provides access to diagnosis and treatment for better hearing healthcare in our own community. Audiology outreach services have been provided to the northern region for more than 35 years.
Greg Oja, a licensed audiologist with Renaissance Hearing Centers, sees patients in our Rainy Lake Clinic, right here in International Falls. An audiologist evaluates hearing, balance, and tinnitus. Audiologists also recommend, fit, and dispense hearing aids and other assistive devices.
Each comprehensive hearing evaluation and fitting is conducted in a private environment. In a hearing evaluation, the audiologist uses tones to determine hearing levels by frequency and uses word lists to assess speech reception abilities. Tympanometry measures the function of the middle ear and determines the presence of fluid, a hole in the eardrum, dislocated ossicles, or middle ear pressure problems.