Expert Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing Aid services since 1968.

Our audiologists and speech-language pathologists provide a wide array of speech-language and audiology services in Florence, South Carolina.


Audiology Services​

Audiologists are hearing health care professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in individuals of all ages. Our audiologists have extensive training and skills, holding either a doctorate degree or master’s degree. All have earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed by the State of South Carolina to practice Audiology and dispense hearing devices.

The Center’s audiologists offer the following services for adults:

  • Comprehensive audiological assessments and diagnostics
  • Education and counseling on hearing loss and hearing-related communication difficulties
  • Hearing aid selection, fitting and follow-up with digital hearing aids
  • Tinnitus evaluation and treatment
    • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
    • Sound therapy
    • Counseling
  • Mobile audiometric services for industry
    • On-site hearing testing
    • OSHA Compliant
    • CAOHC Certified Technicians
    • Supervising Audiologist

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are small, easy to use, and provide a better sound experience.

  • The hearing aid fitting process typically consists of six stages: assessment, treatment, planning, selection, verification, orientation, and validation. By utilizing the latest technology, the process of fitting hearing aids has become more accurate and efficient.
  • Most individuals with hearing loss are fit with two hearing aids (binaural). The benefits of wearing two hearing aids enhances the ability to hear better in the presence of background noise, determine where sound is coming from, and hear soft sounds at lower levels.
  • Many hearing aids in use today are equipped with a telecoil. This feature couples directly with hearing aid compatible telephones and assistive listening devices, improving intelligibility in noisy situations, poor acoustical environments, and at long distances from the speaker.
  • There are over 1,000 types and models of hearing aids to satisfy an individual’s hearing loss needs and improve their quality of life.


Speech-Language Pathology

Specialized services for children with communication difficulties

Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Our speech-language pathologists have many years of experience and hold a master’s degree. All have earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed by the State of South Carolina to practice Speech-Language Pathology.

The basic foundation of learning is the ability to communicate. Whether a child struggles with understanding and using language, creating speech sounds, play skills or social communication, the result can be frustrating for the child and lead to learning difficulties in school. Our pediatric speech-language pathologists treat:

  • Language comprehension and expression
  • Speech sound disorders
  • Social and play skills
  • Voice and resonance
  • Myofunctional Therapy (Tongue Thrust)

The Center’s speech-language pathologists are specialized in assessing children and developing treatment plans tailored to meet the needs of both the child and the family. Often they collaborate with other professionals establishing a more comprehensive plan and coordinating services. The speech-language program at the Center supports infants to pre-teens.

LINKS TO MORE RESOURCES

United Way United Way of Florence -- www.uwflorence.org

Audiology

Associations/Organizations

Alexander Graham Bell Association – www.agbell.org
American Academy of Audiology – www.audiology.org
American Speech-Language Hearing Association – www.asha.org
American Tinnitus Association – www.ata.org
Boys Town Research Hospital – www.boystownhospital.org
National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management – www.infanthearing.org
Hearing Loss Association of America – www.hearingloss.org

Hearing Protection

ABC Safety – www.abcsafetyglasses.com
Etymotic Research, Inc. – www.etymotic.com
Macks Earplugs and Swim plugs – http://www.macksearplugs.com/

“Tinnitus Distraction” Devices (sound machines)

Brookstone – www.brookstone.com
Simply Fountains – www.simplyfountains.com
Sleep Machines – www.sleepmachines.com

Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy – http://www.tinnitus.org/ 
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy – http://www.tinnitus-pjj.com/

Assistive Listening Devices

Adco Hearing Products – www.adcohearing.com
Harris Communications – www.harriscomm.com
Silent Call Communications – www.silentcall.com

Speech-Language Pathology

Autism

Autism Society of America – www.autism-society.org
Wrightslaw – www.wrightslaw.com
National Autism Association – www.nationalautismassociation.org
Autism Speaks – www.autismspeaks.org
South Carolina Autism Society – http://www.scautism.org

Articulation

Starfall – www.starfall.com
Linguisystems – www.linguisystems.com
Super Duper Publications – www.superduperinc.com

Language

Linguisystems – www.linguisystems.com
Super Duper Publications – www.superduperinc.com
The Hanen Centre – www.hanen.org

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association – www.asha.org
South Carolina Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/speech/

Literacy

Starfall – www.starfall.com
Reading Rockets – www.readingrockets.org
Wrightslaw – www.wrightslaw.com
LD Online – www.ldonline.com
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, Inc. – www.dys-add.com
The International Dyslexia Assocation – www.interdys.org
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – www.nichd.nih.gov

Stuttering

The Stuttering Foundation – www.stutteringhelp.org
National Stuttering Association – www.nsastutter.org

Apraxia / Oral Motor

Apraxia-Kids – www.apraxia-kids.org