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Audiology

Specialized assessment and services for hearing conditions and hearing loss

Our full-time audiologist, Robert Furby, M.S., FAAA, assesses hearing loss, hearing damage, sound sensitivities and their cumulative effects on communication abilities. His areas of interests include hearing aids, assistive listening devices, aural rehabilitation, and the effects of music on hearing. Watch his video above.

Our full-time audiologist, Robert Furby, M.S., FAAA, assesses hearing loss, hearing damage, sound sensitivities and their cumulative effects on communication abilities.

High-frequency hearing loss is one of the most common forms of hearing loss, and is linked to the inability to accurately identify consonant sounds. In turn, this makes it difficult to understand conversational speech, which can impact your quality of life and relationships with others.

To schedule an appointment in Salida: (719) 530-2000
To schedule an appointment in Westcliffe: (719) 783-2380

Outpatient Pavilion, Salida: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Custer County Health Center, Westcliffe: First and third Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.*

*Days and hours subject to change - please call to verify.

Evaluations and testing

  • Hearing evaluations available for patients age 4 and older
  • First-class audiology lab, including state-of-the-art diagnostic testing equipment and sound booth (in Salida clinic location)

Payment/Insurance

Hearing aids

  • High-performance, high-technology, high-quality hearing aid options
  • Most competitively-priced hearing aid options in Colorado
  • Oticon and Starkey brands featured
  • Prices range from $3,200–$5,600 per pair, depending on the level of technology

Additional Services

  • Custom ear protection/hearing loss prevention resources
  • Cerumen removal
  • Hearing aid repairs and cleaning - FREE service if you purchased your hearing aids through our office or are a patient of the HRRMC Audiology clinic

Common symptoms of hearing loss

  • Inability to understand conversation in a group setting; difficulty understanding TV dialogue; difficulty understanding someone without visual cues
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Sudden, drastic hearing loss with no apparent cause*
    *If you suffer hearing loss following a fall, stroke or injury, please schedule an appointment immediately. There is a higher point of success when addressing these issues right away.
  • Those who take ototoxic drugs for chemotherapy are at risk for hearing loss.
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