Hearing loss is one of the most frequently occurring congenital disabilities, affecting approximately three in 1,000 people. Without early detection and intervention, hearing impairment in infants and young children can negatively impact speech and language acquisition, academic achievement, and cognitive and social development. It is a potential source of liability for the patients’ physicians if the problem is not caught and addressed in a timely fashion. If detected and treated, however, these negative impacts can be greatly diminished and even eliminated through early intervention. In 1993, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended that all infants be screened for hearing impairment at birth, preferably prior to hospital discharge. Since then, there has been a rapid increase …
I think I may have hearing loss.
Hearing loss often happens gradually over time. The certified audiologists of CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat can help you to identify the types, causes, and signs of hearing loss and learn about solutions which may or may not include the use of hearing aids.
- How Does the Ear Work?
- What are the signs of hearing loss?
- What are the types of hearing loss?
- What are the causes of hearing loss?
I'm ready for a hearing evaluation.
The first, most important step to better hearing results, especially for possibly correctable hearing loss, is having an evaluation with a doctor of audiology in consultation with a board certified otolaryngologist from CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat.
- Why should I have my hearing tested?
- What is an audiologist?
- What is an Otolaryngologist?
- What happens during an evaluation?
I know I need a hearing aid.
Selecting the right hearing aid is an important investment in your quality of life. The doctors of audiology at CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat will guide you through the hearing aid selection and fitting process and will provide ongoing care and support.
- How do I get a hearing aid?
- What are the types of hearing aids?
- What are some hearing aid options?
- What should I expect after the fitting?
The audiologists of CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat
Meghan Jensen, Au.D, CCC-A
Dr. Meghan Jensen adheres to high clinical standards and strives for excellence in every avenue of her practice. She has extensive experience and expertise in audiology diagnostics and hearing aid fittings for both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Jensen takes pride in her compassionate listening skills and her resourcefulness with regard to developing the best treatment plan for each patient, understanding that every patient is unique. Dr. Jensen earned her doctorate in Audiology from Salus University after receiving her B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University and her M.A. in Audiology from the University of Maryland. She has earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), a North Carolina Audiology License, and a NC State Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board license. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Vanessa Vilches, Au.D, CCC-A
Fluent in Spanish and English, Dr. Vilches earned her Doctorate of Audiology at A.T. Still University at Arizona School of Health and Sciences after she received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) and a North Carolina Audiology license. Dr. Vilches believes in giving personal attention to patients. By staying abreast of new technologies in the audiology industry and by providing thorough hearing and balance evaluations, her goal is to help each of her adult and pediatric patients improve his or her quality of life. Dr. Vilches is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). Dr. Vilches joined CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat, PA in October 2010, and is currently accepting new patients.
Lynn High, Au.D
A lifelong resident of North Carolina, Dr. Lynn High earned her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University. She received her B.A. in Communication Disorders from North Carolina State University and her M.S. in Audiology from East Carolina University. With extensive experience in pediatric and adult audiology, Dr. High is enthusiastic about establishing lasting relationships with her patients by serving their individual hearing healthcare needs through excellence, integrity, and professionalism. Her goal is to exceed service delivery expectations and to be responsive to the individual and exclusive communications needs of each person. She holds a North Carolina Audiology license. She is a fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA).
Our Charlotte and Monroe, NC Offices
Our offices are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
F: (704) 752-7576
Charlotte, NC 28277
F: (704) 225-1064
Monroe, NC 28112
Monroe at The Park:
F: (704) 290-5997
Monroe, NC 28110
Our Audiology Services
In addition to a medical examination by one of our board certified Otolaryngologists, Cornerstone Ear, Nose & Throat offers the many benefits of a certified staff audiologist. This highly trained professional will help to identify any hearing impairment and make necessary treatment recommendations.
- Hearing aid fitting, dispensing and repairs
- Comprehensive hearing tests for infants, children, and adults
- Infant hearing screening
- Customized ear plugs designed to help prevent hearing loss
- Comprehensive testing of balance function of inner ear
High frequency hearing loss, which results in difficulty hearing in the presence of background noise, was not easily treatable in the past. Analog hearing aid technology amplifies the overall sound in an area, and doesn’t help a person differentiate speech from surrounding noise. With the progression of hearing aid technology from analog to digital, there are new solutions for high frequency hearing loss. Most major hearing aid manufacturers have a line of digital hearing aids specifically for high frequency sensorineural hearing loss or noise induced hearing loss. These instruments are designed to be virtually invisible. Previous obstacles in aiding individuals with high frequency hearing loss included complaints of over-amplified sounds and an unpleasant sound quality due to an occluded …