OHS is pleased to offer the audiology services of Lewis Addison, CCC-A, FAAA. As part of our team, Mr. Addison provides hearing aid services at both OHS locations or at your facility.
Due to an aging workforce and lack of insurance coverage for hearing aids, OHS has designed a hearing aid program to help control the cost of hearing aids, allowing access to excellent devices at more affordable rates than the private sector through payroll deduction. OHS’ hearing aid program offers access to top-of-the-line hearing instruments and hearing services at competitive rates.
If you have any questions, would like to schedule a comprehensive hearing examination, would like to discuss hearing aid options for you or a loved one, or are interested in exploring the hearing services we can provide for your company, please feel free to contact us by calling our main office location in Knoxville for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
A note about hearing aids:
Hearing aids and hearing aid technology, much like computers, are advancing at a remarkable speed. Years of research and technological advancement have allowed manufacturers from all over the globe to engineer incredible devices to meet the hearing needs of almost every individual with hearing impairment. Hearing aids today come in many different shapes and sizes. For example, there are two major categories of hearing aids: in-the-ear (ITE) and behind-the-ear (BTE) devices. From those categories comes a much broader spectrum of devices, from larger, more powerful BTE hearing aids for those with severe hearing loss, to completely-in-the-canal devices for those with mild hearing loss that are looking for a more subtle, cosmetically appealing device. Different sizes and styles are suitable for different individual hearing needs.
A common misconception is that hearing aids are “one size fits all” devices. Hearing aids today are digital, meaning they are programmed via computer software to the meet the specific audiological needs of each patient. In other words, one person’s hearing aids may look identical to another person’s hearing aids, but the way those hearing aids are programmed to process sound is as unique as your own fingerprints. Even for one person with differing degrees of hearing loss between ears, each hearing aid should be programmed to perform in a different manner than the other, based on the patient’s hearing needs for each ear. This allows for a more “balanced” perception of sound.
In order to choose the right hearing aids for you, it is recommended that you consult a certified professional in the field of audiology that will perform a comprehensive hearing exam, as well as evaluate different styles of hearing aids that may be appropriate for your hearing needs and lifestyle. And as always, you should NEVER place another individual’s hearing aids in your own ears -you could potentially cause irreversible damage to your hearing!
Feel free to explore the websites below for basic hearing and hearing aid information:
Lewis Addison, CCC-A, FAAA, Audiologist, Director of Hearing Conservation Programs and Forensic Audiology
30 years experience in both clinical and industrial audiology. Worked full-time for 25 years as manager of a hearing conservation program with over 5,000 employees. Lewis is well-qualified to provide consultation on all aspects of hearing loss prevention, including program audits, audiogram review, hearing protection, workers’ compensation, and accident/incident reconstruction. He utilizes the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide superior documentation of noise exposure for complex issues, such as OSHA citations, accident reconstruction, etc.
Lewis Addison, CCC-A, FAAA Curriculum Vitae