Family Audiology’s vision is to become the most respected and sought after hearing provider in Greater Binghamton. We will earn our customers’ loyalty through enthusiasm, integrity, and teamwork; providing the most innovative technology and superior, competent care.
We offer comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations and specialized tests and treatments for patients of all ages that are challenged by hearing loss.
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Family Audiology is a privately owned business whose audiologists’ diagnose, treat, and manage individuals with hearing loss or balance problems. Kristi and Jaime have academic and clinical training which provides the foundation for patient management from birth through adulthood. Evaluation is used for appropriate patient treatment of hearing and balance problems by combining a complete history with the assessment of a variety of specialized auditory and vestibular tests. Based on the diagnosis, a variety of treatment options will be presented as part of a comprehensive rehabilitative program. This may include dispensing and fitting hearing aids, performing additional hearing tests, referring patients for medical treatment, and providing hearing rehabilitation services.
The professional environment at Family Audiology is designed to make the patient comfortable. If your hearing loss will benefit from a hearing aid, you will be shown everything you need to know about hearing aids…if you need consultation, you and your loved ones will have explanations which will help you understand…if you are unsure whether or not you need a hearing aid, you will be provided the help you need to be comfortable with your decision.
Sometime in your life you have probably seen someone who is missing out on the little sounds of life…the ticking of a clock, the ringing of a phone, the lower (or higher) tones of voices. It’s not about what you are hearing; it’s about what you are missing, and what you don’t know you are missing!
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.
Dr. Michael Fallon
Dr. Dzwonczyk – Medical Director
Dr George T. Roberts
Physical Therapy & Chiropractic
How can I find a UHS doctor?
UHS works with a talented and dedicated group of well-trained and experienced physicians. To find a UHS doctor, visit www.uhs.net or call our free Nurse Direct line at 763-5555 for a referral from a registered nurse.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
The following are the most common symptoms of cataracts. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
- cloudy or blurry vision
- lights appear too bright and/or present a glare or a surrounding halo
- poor night vision
- multiple vision
- colors seem faded
- increased nearsightedness - increasing the need to change eyeglass prescriptions
- distortion of vision in either eye
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.
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.
What is a screening mammogram?
A screening mammogram is a low dose x-ray of the breast. A mammogram consists of two images of each breast. The images are used to detect changes in the breasts of women who have no signs or symptoms suspicious for breast cancer. An annual screening mammogram is recommended for all women over the age of 40.