Hearing Assistance Services

At Fidelity Health Care, we know that hearing loss is very common, affecting more than 30 million Americans. Fading hearing can mean more than difficulty carrying on conversations. A person’s equilibrium and balance are affected by the inner ear. Since falling is one of the leading health concerns for people over 60, help with hearing loss is even more important for that population. 

Led by Dr. Laura Stroud, an expert audiologist educated in hearing and balance and trained to recognize medical problems, the MVH Hearing and Balance Center uses industry-leading technology to provide diagnostic testing, obtain results, and recommend treatments and equipment. Fortunately, through the Hearing and Balance Center at 1222 Patterson Blvd., patients can get tested. They are open Monday –Friday from 7:00 am -5:00 pm. If you have additional questions please call 937-208-2548 for an appointment.

Who Needs Hearing Services?

Those who:

  • Require frequent repetition
  • Have difficulty following conversations involving two or more people
  • Feel others sound muffled or like they’re mumbling
  • Have difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like conferences, restaurants, malls, or crowded meeting rooms
  • Have trouble hearing children and women
  • Turn up the TV or radio to a high volume
  • Answer or respond inappropriately in conversations
  • Experience ringing in their ears
  • Read lips or intently watch people’s faces when they speak
  • Experience a sensation of unsteadiness
  • Feel unsteady or imbalanced
  • Are disoriented even in familiar surroundings
  • Feel a whirling sensation while sitting, standing, or walking (vertigo)

Our Services

  • Assess the area between the inner ear and lower part of the brain to see how well sounds are transmitted
  • Check for medically related hearing problems
  • Conduct diagnostic audiologic (hearing) tests to pinpoint the cause of hearing lost
  • Determine appropriate treatment, including assistive hearing devices and hearing aids
  • Inspect the eardrum with an otoscope
  • Inspect the inner ear to determine if dizziness is due to inner ear disease
  • Perform limited ear wax removal
  • Test to measure how well vision, legs, upper body muscles, and the inner ear system maintain balance

Meet the Audiologist

Dr. Stroud received her doctorate from Central Michigan University and her undergraduate degree at Ohio University. She is the director of the MVH Hearing and Balance Center.

Do you have a question for Dr. Stroud? Click here to send her an email, or you can call her at (937) 208-2548.