Best Practices

Best practices are the cornerstone of everything we do.  From testing that includes using MCL, UCL, air and bone conduction, speech reception and speech discrimination as well as speech in noise testing, we are in the top 10% of audiology clinics in the country that follow these best practices.  Hearing aids are verified using speech mapping technology for a hearing aid fit that is custom to YOU.  We have many options, styles, and manufacturers to choose from, but the bottom line is, it is 90% about the professional (Audiologist) and technology that is FITTING your hearing aid and only 10% about the actual brand and style we choose.

We are proud to be a part of the Dr. Cliff Approved Provider Network which includes many of the top audiologists in the country who also follow best practices. Dr. Cliff, AuD, and his popular YouTube Channel,  are spreading the word about best practices in the hearing care industry.  In fact, Dr. Cliff became such an internet phenomenon, he had prospective patients from across the country arranging travel to his Arizona clinic.  Fortunately, you don’t need to travel to Arizona to experience best practices in testing and fitting of your hearing aids, as it is available at our Houghton and Iron Mountain clinics!

For more information on what it means to be a Dr. Cliff approved provider, watch the video below.

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations

Our audiologists are extensively trained to provide diagnostic hearing evaluations for all ages. We work closely with your physicians and other care providers to find the best solution for you. Your family is always encouraged to attend appointments.

Upon completing your hearing evaluation, our audiologists will discuss your test results and answer any questions that you may have regarding your hearing loss. If hearing aids are recommended, the audiologist will discuss appropriate amplification options with you. We are locally owned and operated and we work with most insurance programs.

Hearing Aid Fitting and Follow-Up

Upper Peninsula Audiology offers the latest digital technology in a variety of hearing aid styles from today’s leading manufacturers that are at the forefront of research and technology. Moreover, we provide counseling to help you communicate more effectively with your family and friends and adjust to your hearing aids. We use the most advanced fitting methods and equipment and verify all of our fittings. We also encourage return visits in order to fine tune your hearing aids so you are hearing optimally.

We believe that an educated patient is a happy patient. We want you to understand your hearing loss and the options that are available to you.

Cochlear Implant Evaluations and Adjustments

We are now the only audiology clinic in the Upper Peninsula offering cochlear implant evaluations. Are hearing aids no longer helping you? Do you miss conversations, even in quiet? Call our office to discuss the next step beyond hearing aids and schedule an evaluation with one of our providers.

Custom Hearing Protection and Swim Plugs

Custom hearing protection is the perfect way to seal out the noise and preserve your hearing. Whether you’re mowing the lawn, using it for your job, or trying to block out the person next to you that is snoring, we can find the right hearing protection for you.

Industrial Hearing Protection

We offer on site services for companies that would like to outfit their entire company with custom hearing protection. Call us to discuss how custom hearing protection could save you thousands of dollars every year over disposable hearing protection.

Newborn Hearing Screenings

Has your infant failed a newborn hearing screening in the hospital? We can retest your baby’s hearing and advise you on further care if your child does have a hearing loss.