Custom-made earmolds

We can make a wide variety of custom earmold products including noise protection, cell phone ear pieces and swim plugs.

Osseointegrated Hearing Devices

For patients with one-sided deafness or hearing loss from chronic infections, bone anchored hearing aids offer a chance for significant hearing restoration. The device is a surgically implantable system for treatment of hearing loss that works through direct bone conduction. It was cleared by the FDA in 1996 as a treatment for conductive and mixed hearing losses in the United States. In 2002, the FDA approved its use for the treatment of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, primarily in patients who cannot benefit from conventional hearing aids. The system is implanted by a short, same-day surgical procedure and allows sound to be conducted through the bone rather than via the middle ear - a process known as direct bone conduction.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)

We offer information and guidance on use of assistive listening devices, such as TV ears and FM transmitter systems, and infrared systems. These systems serve as additional help in situations when hearing aids do not provide the necessary assistance. We will either order the device in which you are interested, or give you the information to order on your own.

TV EARS is a listening device for television that is designed for people with moderate to severe hearing loss. The device is wireless and the personal headset allows you to listen to TV at your own volume. Additional features include automatic commercial control (eliminates loud commercials), voice enhancement technology, and volume, balance and tone controls.

FM Transmitter Systems are like miniature radio stations operating on special frequencies. The personal FM system consists of a transmitter microphone used by the speaker (such as the teacher in the classroom, or the speaker at a lecture) and a receiver used by you, the listener. The receiver transmits the sound to your ears or, if you wear a hearing aid, directly to the hearing aid.

Personal FM systems are useful in a variety of situations, such as in a classroom lecture, in a restaurant, in a sales meeting, or in a nursing home or senior center.                                                                                 

FM systems are also used in theaters, places of worship, museums, public meeting places, corporate conference rooms, convention centers, and other large areas for gathering. In these situations, the microphone/transmitter is built into the overall sound system. You are provided with an FM receiver that can connect to your hearing aid or cochlear implant. The receiver can also connect to a headset if you don’t wear a hearing aid.

Allergy & ENT Associates of Middle Tennessee, PC
3901 Central Pike, Suite 351  •  Hermitage, Tennessee 37076
920 South Hartmann Dr, Suite 110  •  Lebanon, Tennessee 37090
Phone: 615.889.8802  •  1-888-Y-SNEEZE  •  Fax: 615.889.0583