Benjamin Smith, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Jorge Villalvazo, HAD
Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser
Welcome to Hearing Center of Sierra Vista
At Hearing Center of Sierra Vista, we truly believe that better hearing leads to a better life.
Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care needs, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing, tinnitus, and balance needs using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technology. Because our focus is entirely on your unique needs, coming to Hearing Center of Sierra Vista means that you’ll experience patient care that is specific to you, with exceptional follow-up care that ensures your hearing and balance needs are being met.
Hearing Center of Sierra Vista wants you to be satisfied with your care. We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice. Our services are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we strive for, and we feel that this is the best approach to making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life.
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Hearing impairment affects more than just your ability to hear — it affects your quality of life. Audiology Hearing & Balance Services stresses the importance of an accurate and timely hearing test. The hearing evaluation is just the beginning of your treatment, and it’s essential to setting your unique care plan in motion and taking action on hearing loss. Your in-depth hearing evaluation will help us craft a treatment plan that renews your ability to hear, allowing you to truly hear your best and live life on your terms.
Though the common misconception about tinnitus is that it’s a disease, tinnitus is actually a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual. Many who suffer from tinnitus describe the annoying sound as ringing in the ear, but a whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing sound is also possible. For some, these sounds come and go. But most are not that lucky, and will experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Even though it’s essential to social, emotional, and cognitive development, hearing is often a sense that’s overlooked medically. Early identification and treatment of hearing loss in children can lessen the negative impacts it will have on a child’s development, giving them the opportunity to live up to their full potential socially and academically.
Even if you take care of your hearing aids and keep up with regular maintenance, time takes its toll on all technology, and it’s possible that yours will eventually wear out through the course of normal use. While replacing your damaged hearing aids may be the best answer in some cases — it gives you the opportunity to upgrade your technology — there are some common hearing aid repairs that you can try if you’re having problems with one or both of your devices.
Dizziness or loss of balance, sometimes referred to as vertigo, is the second most common complaint that doctors hear. According to the National Institutes of Health, dizziness will occur in 70 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. Whether the dizziness is fleeting or chronic may indicate how serious the potential health risks are to you as an individual.
Hearing loss happens for many reasons, one of the most common being exposure to loud noise (noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL). Repeated exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (the sound of an idling bulldozer) can cause permanent, irreparable hearing loss. To give you perspective, hearing professionals consider exposure to loud music, either live or through headphones, to be particularly dangerous with sound intensity sometimes reaching 100 to 115 decibels (dB). This is where hearing protection, like earplugs, comes in.
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Hearing Aid Options
There's a hearing solution that's right for you
Invisible Hearing Aids
Our discreet invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid offers a secure fit and advanced noise-processing technology, making it ideal for life on the go.
Sleek and subtle, this completely-in-the-canal technology is molded to the contours of your ear for a superior fit that offers a natural look and hearing experience.
With a discreet, glasses-friendly fit and external controls, our in-the-canal technology is the perfect piece to complement your lifestyle.
Our in-the-ear hearing aids are custom molded for you and are powerful and comfortable, allowing for all-day use.
Reliable and convenient, the receiver-in-canal device has a lightweight feel and a flexible fit, and it is among our most popular systems.
Our behind-the-ear technology puts you in control with customizable fit options, wireless connectivity, and easy volume control.