GVSU clinic to conduct hearing tests for campus community members

March 8, 2022 (Volume 45, Number 13)

woman in mask tests the hearing of another person, whose face you only see in a mirror

Patient Linda Falstad reacts to hearing better as Dr. Nicole Kreisman fits Falstad with hearing aids, with the help of graduate student Seneca Baller, not pictured. The Community Hearing Clinic at Grand Valley is in Finkelstein Hall on the Health Campus.

Photo Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

Grand Valley faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to receive a hearing evaluation from the university's Community Hearing Clinic. Tests will be conducted by a doctor of audiology student who will be under the supervision of an expert audiologist. 

"Simulations can be a great learning tool for many clinical skills, but it is impossible to 'act' your way through a hearing test or to pretend to show the benefits of hearing aids or tinnitus therapy," said Dan Halling, professor and chair of communication sciences and disorders. "The clinic helps students develop basic and extensive skills that prepares them for later externships in communities within Michigan and across the country."

All members of the West Michigan community may take advantage of these services. Individuals do not need to have difficulty with their hearing in order to participate. 

GVSU-affiliated individuals can receive a discounted rate for these services; a 90-minute comprehensive hearing evaluation will cost $18.

Other services are listed below.

  • Hearing Aid Consultations and Fittings
  • Tinnitus Evaluations and Management
  • Hyperacusis
  • Auditory Processing Disorder Assessment
  • Customized hearing services for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Noise plugs, Swim plugs, Shooter’s plugs, and Musician’s plugs

The clinic's services do not currently participate with insurance. The fees are set to cover operational costs, and are generally on par or lower in cost than an insurance co-pay. 

To schedule an appointment or ask questions, call (616) 706-4745 or send an email to [email protected].  



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This article was last edited on March 8, 2022 at 11:52 a.m.

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