About the center
ERGO-YA, Medical Centre of Otorhinolaryngology and Audiology operates under the license of Ministry of Health of Ukraine # № 602642 since 2001.
Specialists at our Medical Centre in Lviv evaluate and treat patients with problems of the ear, nose, sinus, and head and neck region. A multispecialty team of doctors and physician assistants work together to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient after a thorough evaluation using the latest diagnostic technology.
Specialists in ERGO-YA Medical Centre offer expertise in the following subspecialties:
•Otology/Neurotology (ear problems)
• Laryngology/Voice and Speech Disorders
•Rhinology (nose and sinus problems)
The Section of Audiology offers a full range of audiological services, including pediatric evaluations, auditory evoked responses, hearing aid evaluations and dispensing, and cochlear implants.
Experienced doctors in ERGO-YA Medical Centre work together and with other Lviv Children Hospital specialties, especially Speech Pathology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology to provide comprehensive care for thousands of patients annually.
ERGO-YA Medical Centre annually serves the needs of more than 2,000 patients with hearing problems. The staff consists of doctors with experience from over 10 to 35 years in practice who care for adults and children.
Audiology services are provided for individuals of all ages and include:
•Auditory evoked potentials
•Aural rehabilitation classes
•Comprehensive hearing evaluation
•Custom ear protectors
•Electroacoustic assessments of hearing aids
•Hearing aid evaluation and dispensing
•Hearing and balance disorders
•Implantable hearing aids (BAHA system)
•Infant hearing screening program
•Pediatric audiological testing
Hearing Aids at ERGO-YA Medical Centre:
•Audiologists – professionals trained in hearing disorders
•Hearing Aid Evaluation
•Hearing Aid Fitting
•The “Best” Hearing Aid
Hearing aids are available for sale as part of the comprehensive service provided at ERGO-YA Medical Centre. In addition to hearing and balance testing, our audiologists recommend and fit hearing aids to our patients.
Audiologists – professionals trained in hearing disorders
All testing, consultation and fitting is done by audiologists who have access to the most current hearing aid technology. Hearing aids from several different manufacturers are available to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. Our audiologists have experience with almost every type of hearing disorder including tinnitus, noise exposure, hereditary hearing problems, hearing loss due to surgery or other medical conditions, and especially age-related hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
Hearing aid patients at ERGO-YA Medical Centre are first scheduled with an audiologist for a complete examination of their ears and hearing. If there is any indication for medical treatment, the patient is referred to their primary care provider or to an otolaryngologist, a physician specializing in diseases of the ear. If the results of audiology testing suggest that hearing aids are appropriate, the audiologist will discuss with the patient their specific needs. Based on the nature and severity of the hearing loss, and the individual needs and expectations of the patient, the audiologist will make a recommendation for the appropriate hearing aids to meet those needs.
Hearing Aid Fitting
All hearing aids at ERGO-YA Medical Centre are fit on a thirty-day trial basis. Patients are expected to return to their audiologist for follow-up visits during the trial period for consultation and adjustment as needed. If the patient determines after the 30-day trial that hearing aids are not beneficial, they may return the hearing aids for credit. Testing and fitting fees for the trial period are non-refundable.
The “Best” Hearing Aid
ERGO-YA Medical Centre audiologists select hearing aids from several different manufacturers. Because there is not one “best” hearing aid for all people, ERGO-YA audiologists work individually with each patient to find a hearing aid that best serves their individual needs. Research is ongoing to make sure the most recent developments in the industry are available to our patients.
Our staff has experience fitting all types of devices, from the tiny, completely-in-the-canal, to the more traditional behind-the-ear style. Basic analog hearing aids are available as well as the most sophisticated digital aids on the market with features like remote controls, multiple programs and directional microphones.
Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning or floating. If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over or generally unsteady.
Many body systems — including your muscles, bones, joints, vision, the balance organ in the inner ear, nerves, heart and blood vessels — must work normally for you to have normal balance. When these systems aren't functioning well, you can experience balance problems.
Many medical conditions can cause balance problems. However, most balance problems result from issues in your balance end-organ in the inner ear (vestibular system).
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that partially restores hearing in people who have severe hearing loss due to damage of the inner ear and who receive limited benefit from hearing aids. The system is comprised of two central pieces: a processor that fits behind the ear and an internal piece implanted under the skin.
The processor captures and processes sound signals, which are transmitted to the receiver implanted behind the ear. The receiver sends the signals to electrodes sitting in the snail-shaped inner ear (cochlea). These signals are then received by the auditory nerve and directed to the brain.
The brain interprets those signals as sounds, though these sounds won't be just like normal hearing. It takes time and training to learn to interpret the signals received from a cochlear implant, though after a year of use most implant patients make considerable gains in speech understanding.
Although results vary from person to person, most find that cochlear implants help them communicate better and improve their quality of life. They report improved:
•Ability to hear speech without needing visual cues
•Recognition of normal, everyday environmental sounds
•Ability to hear soft sounds
•Ability to find where sounds are coming from
All styles and sizes of digital hearing aids and a variety of hearing aid circuitry are available through our Medical Centre. Our clinic offers hearing aids from four large, reputable companies (Oticon, Phonak, Siemens, and GN Resound) that have broad selections of quality, sophisticated digital hearing aids. As new products enter the market, the clinic may add other manufacturers.
ERGO-YA audiologists provide thorough and objective advice to patients. Audiologists are salaried, not on commission, and our hearing aid prices are competitive with local commercial sellers. ERGO-YA hearing aid prices include a comprehensive package of services that includes:
•Three years of all office visits with the audiologist
•Two- or three-year manufacturer warranty
•Managing Your Hearing Loss class
•Hearing aid cleaning for the life of the device
If you are not satisfied with your hearing aids, you may return them within the first two weeks of use and all of the purchase price (100% percent) will be refunded.
Procedures for obtaining hearing aids through the ERGO-YA Medical Centre are simple. No physician referral is necessary. Appointments can be arranged by calling +380322701579, faxing: +380322610716 or e-mailing to : firstname.lastname@example.org. A recent hearing test will be beneficial. Those seeking general information about hearing aids are welcome to stop by without an appointment. Informational handouts and brochures are available.
Class Helps Patients, Families Adjust
Expectations concerning hearing aids are very important, and hearing loss is a complex problem that can affect the entire family. As a result, ERGO-YA offers a class for all hearing aid patients and a family member or friend. Managing Your Hearing Loss consists of four hours of lecture and discussion and is taught every month. The class is free, if hearing aids are obtained at the ERGO-YA Medical Centre.
Care Close to Home
Some patients who live a significant distance from ERGO-YA Medical Centre find it impractical to obtain hearing aids from the clinic. Clinic staff is happy to advise them about purchasing hearing aids in their community.
ERGO-YA Medical Centre is very often recognized for high-quality patient care.
These endorsements reinforce our commitment to provide the highest quality care to each patient every day. Although no single set of measures can perfectly represent health care quality, we are proud to be recognized.
ERGO-YA Medical Centre has four areas of measurement of our progress. Those are talent pipeline, equitable talent development, CEO/leadership commitment and supplier diversity.
ERGO-YA Medical Centre model of care is defined by teamwork, with a group of experts focusing their expertise on one patient at a time. The high-quality rankings reinforce our commitment to patient care. Our patients recognize our success and rate their ERGO-YA experiences very highly.
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