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West Med Hearing and Balance Center is an Independent Audiology and Hearing Aid practice serving the needs of Broward County since 1977. In addition to expertise and clinical skills, Dr. Fred Rahe and staff will provide you with the personalized and consistent care you desire. You know who you will be working with, and you can tell your family and friends with confidence who YOUR audiologist is.
Dr. Rahe is a DOCTOR of AUDIOLOGY, the highest level of training available. West Med Hearing and Balance Center provides a full range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services for hearing and balance disorders. Recognized for clinical excellence, West Med Hearing and Balance Center is a training site for Nova Southeastern University Doctor of Audiology Interns.
We are not affiliated with, nor obligated to any particular hearing aid manufacturer. This allows us to recommend what is best for YOUR needs, and not have to worry about making any quotas. We will assess your individual needs, and recommend hearing aids that meet your requirements in terms of cost, technology and appearance.
Your hearing health deserves more than just a factory trained hearing aid salesman, or a chain of hearing aid stores.
Diagnostic hearing evaluation for adults, children and infants.
Hearing aid evaluation, dispensing and service.
All hearing aids fit on 30-day trial basis
Evaluation and treatment for dizziness.
Evaluation for Cochlear Implant Candidacy
Electrophysiological studies of hearing and balance:
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)
Balance (ENG) testing.
Newborn hearing screening.
Custom swim molds, noise protection devices and musician's ear plugs.
Expert Witness/Forensic Audiology
Dr. Frederick Rahe is a licensed, certified clinical audiologist who has been practicing audiology in South Florida since 1977. He received his Doctorate Degree in Audiology from Nova Southeastern University, his Masters degree in Audiology and his Bachelors degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology from the University of Florida. His areas of clinical interest include the evaluation and treatment of hearing and balance disorders, and rehabilitating patients with hearing loss utilizing the latest digital technology. Dr. Rahe has been involved with the establishment of infant hearing programs at five Broward County hospitals. He served on the State of Florida Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Council and has also served on the Florida State Advisory Board for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. He is a Past-President of both the Florida Academy of Audiology and the Florida Language, Speech and Hearing Association. He is a recipient of the Honors of the Florida Language, Speech and Hearing Association, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Nova Southeastern University. He serves on the faculty of Doctor of Audiology Programs at Nova Southeastern University, University of Florida, and the Arizona School of Health Sciences.