Saint Mary's, PA 15857
About Richard Foust, Au.D.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people with hearing loss through better hearing. Our educated, experienced audiology staff is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of hearing care in a personalized, caring environment. We are proud to have been serving the hearing needs of North Central Pennsylvania for over 30 years.
Protecting your hearing can make a big difference. We can help you protect your hearing from further deterioration through education about what affects your hearing, as well as the proper use and care of hearing protection devices
Richard W. Foust
Dr. Foust obtained his Master's degree from Bloomsburg University and Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Florida and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Academy of Audiology and is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology. He has over 35 years of experience providing solutions to hearing problems. His understanding and concern is increased by the fact that he himself has worn hearing aids for over 25 years.
Dr. Orzechowski obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997, Master's degree from Bloomsburg University in 2001, and Doctor of Audiology degree from the Philadelphia College of Optometry School of Audiology in 2005. She is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Academy of Audiology. She has been working with Richard Foust's office since 2003
Jennifer A. Detsch
Dr. Detsch obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2000, Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002, and Doctor of Audiology degree from the Philadelphia College of OptometrySchool of Audiology in 2006. She is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, language and hearing Association. Dr. Detsch is a fellow inn the American Academy of Audiology.
Debi is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Hearing Instrument Specialist and has also obtained her national Board Certification by the Institute of Hearing Instrument Sciences. She has been working in hearing healthcare providing solutions to hearing problems with the hearing impaired since 1986
Mrs. Mirtich is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Hearing Instrument Specialist. She has been working with Richard Foust's office since 2001. She has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare field.
FIVE MINUTE HEARING
1. I have a problem hearing over the phone.
2. I have trouble following the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
3. People complain that I turn the TV volume too high.
4. I have to strain to understand conversations.
5. I have trouble hearing conversations in a noisy background such as a party.
6. I miss hearing some common sounds like the phone or doorbell ring.
7. I get confused about where sounds come from.
8. I misunderstand some words in a sentence and need to ask people to repeat themselves.
9. I especially have trouble understanding the speech of women and children.
10. I have worked in noisy environments.
11. Many people mumble when they talk.
12. People get annoyed because I misunderstand what is being said.
13. I misunderstand what others are saying and make inappropriate responses.
14. I avoid social activities because I cannot hear well and fear that I'll reply improperly.
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions call us today to schedule a hearing test.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
Scheduled and performed by our licensed and nationally certified Hearing Healthcare Professional are subject to professional fees. Insurance often covers these services.
Otoacoustic emission testing allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
In Office Services
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
We keep a supply of batteries for you to purchase in our office. Stop in routinely for fresh batteries. Make sure to check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make sure there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the batteries performance. Batteries that are properly charged will make a noise (a squeal) when cupped in your hand or after it has been inserted in your ear, when you cup your hand over the hearing aid it will also make a noise.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
When hearing aids are not enough or not appropriate we offer devices for the TV, telephone, FM classroom amplification, body aids, and sound alert devices.
Custom hearing protection for people who work or play in loud noise or music, industrial hearing protection. Custom earmolds for musicians, hunters, swim molds, iPOD, hands free cell phones and in-the-ear monitor molds.
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