Audiology

Comprehensive Hearing Services for All Ages

patient trying on hearing aid

Hearing loss is a medical problem. That’s why you should be examined by an audiologist if you have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss can be caused by ear infections, genetic conditions, illness, injury or prolonged exposure to noise.

A hearing aid is not always the answer.

Audiologists specialize in identifying the type and severity of hearing problems. They recognize problems that can be treated by a physician and those that can be improved with a hearing aid.

Kathleen Morrish, Au.D., CCC-P

Morrish holds a doctoral degree in audiology. She is licensed by the State of Iowa, and she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Results of tests conducted by certified audiologists are accepted by physicians and third-party payers.

Service for Adults and Children

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations - Including visits to local care centers and private homes in Iowa
  • Assistive-listening devices - We sell amplified telephones and answering machines, ring signalers, alarm clocks and television-listening systems.
  • Balance testing - Our audiologist helps physicians determine the cause of dizziness and balance problems.
  • Education on communication skills - Our audiologist can help families improving communication skills and learning how to live with hearing loss.
  • Hearing-conservation programs - Hearing-protection devices and workplace noise surveys
  • Treatment for ringing in the ears - Tinnitus may be a symptom of a condition that causes hearing loss, or it can exist without hearing loss. Although ringing in the ears can’t be cured, learning desensitization techniques can help.

About hearing aids

Hearing-aid technology changes rapidly. Today’s hearing aids:

  • Are easier to use
  • Are less noticeable
  • Are self-adjusting in changing environments
  • Feel more comfortable in your ear
  • Greatly reduce nonessential noises
  • Provide better understanding of speech from whispers to shouts
  • Provide comfortable listening without annoying feedback or whistling

Benefits of purchasing hearing aids from Great River Health System-Audiology:

  • Selection – Many brands for greater variety of choices and prices; 30-day trial period
  • Payment – Prompt-pay discount on hearing aids and no-interest payment plans
  • Repairs – Minor repairs while you wait and service on hearing aids that weren’t purchased from us