Hearing Aid Services
Our Audiology department is committed to providing the best hearing aid services and care. We offer the latest in hearing aid technology and provide patients with a wide range of styles and shapes.
Following the initial evaluation, should the audiologist determine that a patient has a none-medical problem with their hearing, then a treatment option of using hearing aids may be recommended. Just as with the case of all electronics, hearing aids are “not what they used to be”. Many manufactures produce devices that utilize computer capabilities to enhance the processing of speech, making soft sounds audible and loud sounds comfortable. No adjustment of volume needs to be made by the patient. In addition, many patients with this advanced technology report much better understanding in the presence of noise. This includes noisy restaurants and other social situations. In order to “prove” these enhancements in hearing, patients are provided with a minimum of a 30 days trial period with amplification to allow them to experience the difference. Improved communication skills leads to a better and more complete lifestyle. In this day and age of technology no patient with a hearing problem should experience life in a confused “sound” world.
For swimmers, those in high noise environments and for those in the music profession, custom ear molds can provide protection from further hearing loss.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
ALDs are used when hearing aids are not sufficient to fully rectify a patient’s hearing problems. ALDs include devices for television, telephone, and FM and infrared amplification for classroom or theaters.
- Hearing protection and earplugs
- Custom Ear Molds including: Swim Molds, Hearing Protection, Musician Earplugs
Meet Our Audiologists
Ashley Tilahun, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA
Dr. Tilahun graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2004 from Hampton University in Hampton, VA and Doctor of Audiology degree in 2011 from the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, PA. She has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area since 2011. Dr. Tilahun has worked in a variety of settings including elementary school and university setting as well as hearing aid centers. Dr. Tilahun is a Licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aids Specialist. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Other than helping people hear better, Dr. Tilahun enjoys spending quality time with her husband and her baby boy, traveling, and cooking.
Beth Connors, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Dr. Connors has been practicing Audiology in the Northern Virginia area since 1995. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1992 and graduate degree in Audiology in 1994, both from Radford University. She received her Audiology Doctoral Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology in June 2005. She has worked in many practice settings, including ENT offices and private hearing aid dispensing clinics. Dr. Connors is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Colville Heskey, Au. D., FAAA
Dr. Heskey graduated with Bachelors of Science in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology in 2002 from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI and Doctor of Audiology degree in 2007 from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI. He has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area since 2006. Dr. Heskey is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser and is fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology.