Midwest Ear Institute has been providing exceptional ear and hearing healthcare to the greater Indianapolis area built on a foundation of unmatched expertise. We’re more than just highly trained- our medical team is led by our fellowship-trained and board-certified physician specializing in otology and neurotology. Along with our board-certified nurse practitioner and masters and doctoral-trained audiologists, our team has studied, seen and provided solutions for every ear issue along the wide spectrum of ear and hearing health.
Catering to the young, old and everyone in between, we welcome every hearing concern you might have. We begin every patient relationship with easy and industry-leading testing which we use to develop individualized diagnosis and custom treatment plans.
Our providers work with people every day to improve their hearing health and consultations are available to explore your personal avenues towards an enhanced listening experience.
The symptoms of early hearing loss can be subtle and hard to self-diagnose. That’s where we come in! We provide comprehensive hearing exams to get an accurate picture of your hearing abilities. Using the results of your hearing exam, we’ll be able to determine whether a hearing loss is present, and if there is, together, we’ll explore possible solutions to get you back to your most vibrant hearing possible.
Custom Hearing Protection
One in 10 Americans has hearing loss affecting their ability to understand speech. While age continues to be the leading predictor of hearing loss, excessive noise also damages people’s healthy hearing every day.
Exposure to dangerously loud noise can harm hearing all at once, or as is more common, slowly and over time. We engage in activities, ranging from workplace environments to recreational activities, that routinely expose us to too-loud noise and puts our hearing at unnecessary risk.
Noise-induced hearing loss is an avoidable condition that you can protect yourself against by investing in custom hearing protection.
We were proud to be the first to introduce a Balance Center at our facilities, the first of its kind in Indiana. Created as a dedicated medical facility to diagnose and treat dizziness and balance disorders, we can help if you’ve experienced these issues:
- Vertigo or dizziness, whether acute or chronic
- Vertigo or dizziness accompanied by hearing changes, sounds in the ears, or headaches
- History of one or more falls due to vertigo or dizziness, especially in older adults
The experience of dizziness can vary from mild unsteadiness to a severe whirling sensation accompanied by nausea and vomiting. We often see patients referred by their primary care provider or specialist who has determined that an otologic consultation with our specialists is the next logical step in the evaluation of their imbalance.
Because dizziness can be caused by a variety of reasons, we first work with you to find the underlying cause. We can treat most balance disorders using a variety of rehabilitation, counseling and medications. Occasionally, surgery can help to mitigate or correct dizziness issues.
Focused intently on imbalance issues, we use advanced diagnostic and treatment equipment and methods, including audiometry, videonystagmography, electrocochleography, auditory brainstem evoked response, and vestibular evoked myogenic potential.
If you or a loved one is experiencing imbalance, you don’t have to live with it. Contact our specialized team today to find proven solutions.
Hearing Aid Repair
Like any machine that is used daily, hearing aids will often require routine maintenance and other small repairs. At Midwest Ear Institute, our team is specialty trained to perform both these regular diagnostic evaluations, as well as more irregular and unique repairs.
Investing in hearing aids can be costly, but their value largely outweighs the upfront costs. We know that many of our patients are dependent upon the improved listening experience they receive from hearing aids, and any time spent away from these devices can be challenging. Our team can work quickly and efficiently to diagnose the trouble and take the necessary steps to get your hearing aids back into your ears as soon as possible.
Because warranties often vary between models and manufacturers, we will work with you to get the most work done for the least cost possible.
Assistive Listening Devices
When you have hearing loss that causes you to have trouble understanding speech, you might be a great candidate for an assistive hearing device.
Hearing aids can provide a wonderful enhancement of your hearing experience in daily life, but even then, more challenging hearing environments can provide much more dramatic obstacles. Though they’re unparalleled in conversation, certain listening scenarios remain confounding. Many people who wear hearing aids have trouble hearing conversation and speech in busy restaurants, churches and temples, conference rooms and large presentation or banquet halls.
In these situations, assistive listening devices can improve listening experiences in a way that hearing aids can’t. Because of wireless technology, these devices can provide subtle enhancement of speech in venues that prove more challenging.
Tinnitus is a condition in which one hears sound though no external noise is present. It usually takes the form of persistent ringing or whistling, though the kinds of noises and their volumes certainly vary among cases. It can cause aggravation, exhaustion and trouble focusing.
More than 50 million people in the United States experience some type of tinnitus, while chronic tinnitus afflicts approximately 20 million Americans. In rarer cases, 2 million people report extreme and even debilitating cases of this pervasive condition.
Our team of providers approach each case with individual attention, first by conducting a thorough examination and evaluation. We seek to discern the underlying cause of your tinnitus before identifying a custom treatment plan.