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Family Audiology

Family Audiology PLLC

Family Audiology is the only AudigyCertified provider in the area. This certificate is one that we are particularly proud of, as our membership in Audigy Group places us as one of the top 250 private hearing care practices in the nation, all of whom adhere to the same set of patient care standards Family Audiology stands for.

  • From UHS

    Can I pay my bill online?

    You can pay your bill online or by phone anytime. Call us at 607-762-3085, or visit us online at www.uhs.net.

  • From Family Audiology PLLC

    What are the different types of hearing loss?

    Conductive hearing loss occurs from loss of sound sensitivity resulting from abnormalities of the middle and/or outer ear. This type of loss is common in children with ear infections; once the infection has cleared up, the hearing is usually restored. Sensorineural hearing loss results from abnormalities in the inner ear and/or nerve paths to the brain. The auditory cells and nerve are permanently damaged. This is the type of hearing loss often referred to as “nerve deafness.” Mixed hearing losses are those that have symptoms of both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.

  • From Lourdes Regional Cancer Center

    Who reviews the mammography image/results?

    All mammography results are reviewed a minimum of two times. The first review is performed by one of our board certified radiologists. The second review is performed by the R2 ImageChecker. The R2 ImageChecker is a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system that analyzes mammograms giving a computerized “second opinion.”

  • From Lourdes Regional Cancer Center

    What is Breast Ultrasound?

    Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the breast. Breast ultrasound is used as a supplemental tool in detecting and diagnosing fluid-filled versus solid abnormalities in the breast.

  • From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    What is an angioplasty, stent or coronary intervention?

    After a diagnostic angiogram is performed, there are several possibilities. If there are no or mild blockages, medical therapy is advised and the procedure is complete. If there are numerous blockages, a blockage in unfavorable locations, or abnormal heart valves, a heart operation (bypass surgery or valve surgery) is advised. If there are blockages which are amenable to angioplasty then that procedure is usually performed immediately after the diagnostic angiogram. Angioplasty is a procedure where a catheter with a small balloon at the tip is inserted at the site of a blockage. The balloon is properly sized and then inflated to open the blocked artery. The balloon catheter is then removed from the body. This procedure is rarely performed by itself in 2005 due to an increased chance of a recurrence (restenosis) 3-6 months after the procedure. New metal devices called stents are utilized in over 90% of intervention procedures. The newest generation of stents which are permanently implanted metal coils coated with medications which inhibit restenosis are used in a majority of cases. The chance of a regrowth of the blockage after a medication coated stent is placed is under 5%. An intervention procedure usually requires at least a one night stay in the hospital.