Carol Hawkins, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Meet your local Audiologist in Solon, OH

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At Hawkins Hearing we pride ourselves on being a leading  hearing healthcare provider in Solon, Ohio. Whether you suffer from hearing loss, need hearing aids or have another hearing related problem, we guarantee that you will receive comprehensive and impartial advice on your hearing and the treatment options that are right for you.

We don't just offer one type of hearing aid. We've partnered with most major manufacturers to bring the best technology to the Cleveland area. Call 440-248-4790 to try the latest devices.

A Higher Level of Care

Why Choose Hawkins Hearing for your care?

Hawkins Hearing is a local, independent Audiology clinic operated by Doctor of Audiology Carol Hawkins. We want a relationship with our patients, because through that relationship we can provide the best service and solutions for them. Our goal is to help you move through the feelings of isolation and disconnection that are so commonly experienced by those with hearing loss. To help you enjoy better hearing, we deliver those services backed up by our lifetime service and after-care promise. Read more about our practice.
"If you need hearing aids, this is the place to buy them.  Friendly service and caring about you!"
-James S., review from Facebook

Testimonials

Don't just trust what we say! Here's what our patients have said about us.
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"Carol is extremely helpful and positive, the location is easy to find, and the place is spotless.  All around fantastic!"
-Wendy S.
"Excellent service. I had a problem that needed resolution and Carol Hawkins was courteous, professional, and compassionate."
-Nene M.
"Really excellent. Helped me right off the bat with new tips for my existing hearing aids and they will research coverage to see if an upgrade is covered."
-Steve R.
"Dr. Hawkins was great!...
So glad I went! I can't say enough about the kind, knowledgeable and professional treatment I received from Dr. Hawkins and her staff."
-Gregory S.
Hawkins Hearing Clinic in Solon, OH

33120 Station Street, Solon, OH
440-248-4790

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How can hearing aids help?

Hearing aids are primarily useful in improving the hearing and speech comprehension of people who have hearing loss that results from damage to the small sensory cells in the inner ear, called hair cells. This type of hearing loss is called sensorineural hearing loss. The damage can occur as a result of disease, aging, or injury from noise or certain medicines.A hearing aid magnifies sound vibrations entering the ear. Surviving hair cells detect the larger vibrations and convert them into neural signals that are passed along to the brain. The greater the damage to a person’s hair cells, the more severe the hearing loss, and the greater the hearing aid amplification needed to make up the difference. However, there are practical limits to the amount of amplification a hearing aid can provide. In addition, if the inner ear is too damaged, even large vibrations will not be converted into neural signals. In this situation, a hearing aid would be ineffective.
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What is the difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers?

An audiologist is a licensed professional who has a masters or doctoral degree in audiology. Audiologists are clinically, academically and professionally trained to determine which hearing losses require medical referral and/or assistive listening devices.

Audiologists often focus on diagnosis and pediatric patients.Hearing instrument specialists are also qualified trained and licensed to evaluate hearing and fit hearing aids. Their focus is on treating sensorineural hearing loss (hearing loss related to inner ear) and they are often more experience in fitting hearing aids.
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Can I obtain financial assistance for hearing aids?

Hearing aids are generally not covered by health insurance, although most companies will have some forms of financing available. Financing is usually available with some plans even offering 0% financing.
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How can I find out if I need a hearing aid?

During your visit an audiometric exam will be conducted. This exam will determine if you have a hearing loss and if it’s correctable by hearing aids. If you have a hearing loss and it is determined that it cannot be corrected with hearing aids, you will then be referred out to an otolaryngologist. An otolaryngologist is a physician who specializes in ear, nose, and throat disorders and will investigate the cause of the hearing loss.