Audiology Services and Hearing Aids
The office of Dr. Brian Moffitt offers complete audiological evaluations, hearing testing, hearing aids and follow-up care.
Audiology Services Include:
- Vestibular/Inner Ear Evaluations and Treatment
- Evoked Auditory Potentials (ABR)
- Hearing Testing For Commercial Drivers Licenses
- Hearing Loss Prevention
- Hearing Testing For Employment
- Otoacoustic Emissions Testing (OAE)
- Pure Tone and Bone Conduction Testing
- Testing To Meet Military Standards
The office of Dr. Brian Moffitt offers complete audiological evaluations (hearing tests) for adults and children, hearing aid consultation and hearing aid fitting and evaluation.
Styles of Hearing Aids Include:
Micro CIC (Deep Canal Fitting)
Fit deeply inside your ear canal. Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing instruments are the smallest, custom-designed hearing instruments. Hidden in the shadow of your ear canal, they fit deep inside your ear and are virtually invisible.
Complete In The Canal (CIC)
Small and cosmetically discreet. The CIC instruments fit completely in the canal and are custom-made. There is a clear nylon string to help with insertion and removal.
In The Canal (ITC)
These are larger than the CIC devices. Small enough to fit almost entirely in your ear canal. In-the-Canal (ITC) hearing instruments are custom-designed to fit almost entirely in the ear canal. Less visible than In-the-Ear models, ITCs take up only about one quarter of the concha – the indented, bowl-like outer portion of your ear. ITC hearing instruments are created specifically to fit your unique ear size and shape. They may have manual controls for volume and special listening programs, or these features may function automatically – giving you the option of how much or how little you control your instrument.
Half Shell (HS)
These devices can be used for a wide variety of hearing losses. Due to their size, HS hearing aids allow for larger sound amplifiers and more features such as a telephone switch or a second microphone. The case is custom made out of a hard plastic material. As shown, the hearing aid case houses all of the miniaturized hearing aid parts.
In The Ear (ITE)
All parts of the hearing aid are contained in a shell that fills in the outer part of the ear. The ITE aids are larger than the in-the-canal and completely-in-the-canal aids (see below), and for some people may be easier to handle than smaller aids.
Behind The Ear (BTE)
The world’s most popular hearing aids. Most parts are contained in a small plastic case that rests behind the ear; the case is connected to an earmold or an earpiece by a piece of clear tubing. BTE aids are easy to be cleaned and handled, and are relatively sturdy.
Micro or Mini Behind the Ear
Micro or Mini BTE hearing aids present a smaller, cosmetically appealing option to patients with mild to moderate hearing loss. This design offers comfort and acoustic options as the processor is placed behind the ear and the speaker is placed in the ear. Because the ear canal is left open, you will not experience the “stuffed up” feeling or the sensation of your voice sounding strange.
Now Offering Balloon Sinuplasty – A Breakthrough in Sinus Health!
Dr. Ellis is proud to announce the inclusion of balloon sinuplasty as a part of our diverse treatment options for patients with sinus problems. With Balloon Sinuplasty, ENT doctors open inflamed sinuses in the same way that heart surgeons open up blocked arteries during balloon angioplasty. The procedure is less invasive than traditional sinus surgery, and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Balloon Sinuplasty allows patients to return to normal activities quickly. Unlike conventional sinus surgery, it does not include removal of bone or tissue from the nose. Balloon Sinuplasty may be performed in the OR under general anesthesia or selectively in the office with no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia.
- Balloon Sinuplasty Patient Guide
- Balloon Sinuplasty Explanation
- Balloon Sinuplasty Patient Stories
- Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure Animation
Sinus pain relief without traditional surgical discomfort.
Until recently, patients who needed surgery to correct chronic nasal and sinus problems, including nose bleeds, sinus headaches and excessive post-nasal drainage, faced expensive hospital bills and extended recovery time. But thanks to endoscopic sinus surgery, infected sinuses and blocked nasal passages can be treated to relieve your condition on an outpatient basis. As a result, you’ll experience less discomfort and a shorter recovery period. We’re the first practice in the area to offer endoscopic sinus surgery and our experienced specialists have completed many successful nasal procedures.
Leading-edge treatments for dizziness and balance disorders.
Dizziness, vertigo, and other balance disorders are often misunderstood but our specialists have the advanced training to understand these problems and accurately diagnose them. We use state-of-the-art equipment in-house to more accurately diagnose and treat dizziness, vertigo, and other balance disorders.
Advanced testing and treatments stop your allergy troubles.
If you spend most of your time sneezing, wheezing and coughing, or your child has a “chronic cold,” the culprit is a probably allergies.
We start with advanced testing methods to pinpoint the source of your allergies. Then we develop a customized treatment program to get them under control. Solutions range from simple allergy proofing methods for your home to advanced medications and immunotherapy. We offer the latest in both skin and blood testing to help patients achieve fast, lasting relief for even the most severe allergies.
Real help for tinnitus sufferers.
Tinnitus can be defined most commonly by a constant “ringing” in the ears, tinnitus can be devastating for the patient. We use all available means to diagnose and manage this disabling problem, including diet modifications, hearing aids, tinnitus maskers, habituation therapy, and surgery.
Plastic surgery that helps you look your best.
In addition to being a board-certified ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Ellis is the first full fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery in the area. Over the past 20 years, he has helped thousands of people improve their appearance – and feel better about themselves. He offers a full range of advanced plastic surgery procedures, including:
- Rhinoplasty: Reshapes your nose for a proportioned look and an aesthetically pleasing result.
- Blepharoplasty: Lifts and smoothes the skin above and below the eyes, making you look and feel younger.
- Otoplasty: Reshapes, resizes, and improves the appearance of large or protruding ears.
- Face and brow lifts: Remove loose, sagging skin and tighten underlying tissue to restore, youthful, natural contours to your face and neck.
- Power peel: Progressively resurfaces skin with minimal discomfort, almost no recovery time, and no known side effects.
- Laser skin resurfacing: Dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and benign skin lesions on the face and neck.
- Liposuction: An advanced method of fat removal that can refine the shape of your face and neck.
Whatever you reasons for seeking plastic surgery, trust Dr. Ellis and his staff to help you improve your appearance – and your outlook.
Special care for your child’s needs.
Children are especially prone to ear, nose and throat problems. If left untreated recurrent ear infections and earaches can sometimes lead to hearing loss. He combines expertise with a gentle touch, so your children will get excellent treatment. Our doctors can provide pediatric otology ranging from basic to advanced care. You can count on these and other advanced procedures to bring your child fast relief.
Head and neck surgery trusted by doctors.
Our skilled ENT specialists often get referrals from other doctors who respect their knowledge and expertise. An orthodontist, for example, might refer your child before placing braces if an adenoid or other blockage is obstructing their breathing. The problem can be eliminated with an outpatient procedure, and your child will be home the same day. Our specialists have also completed thousands of successful surgeries to remove tumors from the thyroid and other areas of the neck and head.
Snoring solutions help everyone get a good night’s sleep.
Snoring is caused by a variety of problems occurring in your nose, sinuses, mouth and throat. We carefully evaluate each patient’s condition. Often, treating the problem is as simple as treating allergies. Some will require a special laser procedure to shorten the palate. A brand new technology, called somnoplasty, is available through our office. Most of the treatments used are quick, convenient, and cause little or no discomfort.
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