Hearing is an essential part of daily living, and when hearing loss or ear pain occurs, it can dramatically impact your quality of life. Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Audiology is dedicated to providing audiological and aural rehabilitative services for both adult and pediatric patients to diagnose, monitor, and treat ear disease and hearing loss.

We also offer the area's most comprehensive and technologically-advanced selection of hearing aids. From more traditional models to ones that you can update with the swipe of a smartphone, we've got what will meet your needs.

Audiology Treatment & Services

Pediatric Audiology Services

  • Newborn hearing screening Infants typically receive a hearing screening prior to leaving the hospital. We often see infants who do not pass this hearing screening for follow-up diagnostic testing. Additional testing helps to determine if there is permanent hearing impairment.
  • Identifying hearing loss in toddlers and children — Hearing evaluations can be done on children of all ages. Testing can include otoacoustic emissions (OAE), visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), conditioned play audiometry (CPA), and traditional audiometry.
  • Children’s hearing aid fitting/management of hearing loss in infants and children Our audiologists work to properly and comfortably fit hearing aids for children newly identified with hearing loss.

Adult Audiology Services

  • Hearing assessment to determine the type and severity of hearing loss.
  • Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, adjustments, and repair of various types of hearing aids and hearing devices.
  • Tinnitus management, including tinnitus maskers via hearing aids.
  • Cochlear implant evaluation.
  • Electronystagmography (ENG), Videonystagmography (VNG) for balance system testing.
  • Custom earplugs and swim plugs.
  • Noise protection.
  • Baha® Osseointegrated Hearing Implant.
  • Diagnostic testing.
  • Hearing Test & Audiogram — determines hearing levels and establishes a baseline for diagnosis.
  • Tympanogram — evaluates the eardrum to see if it is working properly.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions — measures inner ear functions for limited response patients such as infants and special needs individuals.

Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids

Angie Jenkins, PCI Audiologist, explains the process for hearing evaluation, choosing a hearing aid and follow up treatment.

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Dr. Melanie Giesler-Spellman discusses some of the pros and cons to purchasing over-the-counter hearing aids.

Hearing Loss in Children

Dr. Melanie Giesler-Spellman discusses hearing loss in children.

Adult Hearing Loss

Dr. Melanie Giesler-Spellman discusses how hearing loss is diagnosed and treated in adults.

More Information

Hearing & Audiology Overview

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Hearing Health for Children

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