Audiology

By definition, Audiology is the branch of science concerned with the sense of hearing, however many hearing conditions are directly tied to brain issues such as migraines and brain circulation issues.  The Audiology Department at Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s Hearing and Balance Center in Uptown New Orleans an Marrero, combines the surgical expertise of Neurotologist Dr. Moises Arriaga, along with Audiologist’s Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery, Dr. Patti St. John and Dr. Brittany Thomas.

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Audiology

By definition, Audiology is the branch of science concerned with the sense of hearing, however many hearing conditions are directly tied to brain issues such as migraines and brain circulation issues.  The Audiology Department at Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s Hearing and Balance Center in Uptown New Orleans an Marrero, combines the surgical expertise of Neurotologist Dr. Moises Arriaga, along with Audiologist’s Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery, Dr. Patti St. John and Dr. Brittany Thomas.

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By definition, Audiology is the branch of science concerned with the sense of hearing, however many hearing conditions are directly tied to brain issues such as migraines and brain circulation issues.  The Audiology Department at Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s Hearing and Balance Center in Uptown New Orleans an Marrero, combines the surgical expertise of Neurotologist Dr. Moises Arriaga, along with Audiologist’s Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery, Dr. Patti St. John and Dr. Brittany Thomas.

Our staff emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to the many causes of hearing loss. We conduct thorough evaluations of not only the inner ear and its workings but also how it relates to the nerves in processing problems with hearing, balance or skull base tumors. This approach is truly a comprehensive evaluation of hearing loss. Each of the CNC Hearing and Balance Centers located in Marrero and Uptown New Orleans, are state-of-the-art facilities with cutting edge technologies that allow us to diagnose, treat and help you manage your hearing loss.

There is no other coordinated multidisciplinary team in the New Orleans area as deeply qualified to address hearing and balance issues as CNC Hearing and Balance Center.

We conduct thorough evaluations of not only the inner ear and its workings but also how it relates to the nerves in processing problems with hearing, balance or skull base tumors. This approach is truly a comprehensive evaluation of hearing loss and the only one of it’s kind in the Greater New Orleans are. Not only does our staff offer clinical treatment of hearing problems, Dr. Arriaga can also address more serious conditions that may require surgical reconstruction of the ear, placement of specialized hearing devices or cochlear implants.

Culicchia Neurological Clinic CNC Hearing and Balance Center is equipped to treat not only medical problems relating to hearing loss, but we also coordinate with our staff neurologists for additional conditions that might be affecting your hearing and balance. In addition, we consult frequently with physical therapists located within our Marrero and Uptown clinics. They are trained in rehabilitating physical issues stemming from hearing and balance disorders. When tumors are involved, we work together with the Culicchia Neurological Clinic neurosurgeons to offer a comprehensive approach to Hearing & Balance disorders.

There is no other coordinated multidisciplinary team in the New Orleans area as deeply qualified to address hearing and balance issues as CNC Hearing and Balance Center.

As one of the largest neurological and neurosurgical practices in the New Orleans Gulf South region, Culicchia Neurological Clinic focuses specifically on Neurocare to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome.

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AUDIOLOGY SERVICES

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are small, battery-powered devices that can amplify sound for many hearing-impaired people. They can be worn inside or behind the ear, and they come in many varieties designed to fit the specific needs of the individual. Using a tiny microphone to pick up sounds, hearing aids filter sound through an amplifier and into a receiver so that the person is able to hear the sound louder and more clearly. People most likely to benefit from hearing aids are those with damage to either the inner ear or the auditory nerve, which can result from such causes as exposure to loud noises, reactions to medication, disease, and old age.

The most effective type of hearing aid varies from one individual to another, so it is important to discuss with one of our audiologists specially trained to custom-fit your hearing device. Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s CNC Hearing and Balance Centers in Marrero and Uptown New Orleans offer a wide variety of hearing devices.

Most hearing aids are non-implantable and can be discreetly worn behind the ear.

These can be further divided by style:

  • In-The-Canal (ITC)
    hearing aids sit inside the ear canal
  • In-The-Ear (ITE)
    hearing aids are placed in the outer ear
  • Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
    hearing aids are fitted in a plastic casing behind the ear

In some cases, however, implantable hearing aids may be more suitable than these traditional types. Using a surgical procedure, a doctor may fit a patient with either a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) or the newer Middle Ear Implant (MEI). A cochlear implant is another option; this surgically implanted device bypasses the typical hearing processes associated with the peripheral auditory system and stimulates movement in the hair cells of the cochlea to cause the cochlear nerve to send signals to the brain.

Hearing Technology has expanded dramatically with many possible options including Hearing Devices, Tinnitus Devices, Cochlear Implants and Implantable Hearing Devices such as Baha, Ponto, Maxim, Soundbridge and Sophono.

Some hearing aids are Behind-the-ear (BTE), In-the-ear (ITE), In the Canal (ITC) or  Completely-in-canal (CIC).

If you or a loved one is suffering from hearing loss, call us for a free hearing screening or make an appointment for a complete hearing examination, and find out your treatments options.

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Being diagnosed with a neurological condition can be perilous and uncertain. As one of the largest Neurological Practices in the New Orleans Gulf South Region, Culicchia Neurological Clinic focuses singularly on Neurocare to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome.  We can make a difference.