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Claudia Beth Williams is President and Co-Owner of O'Connor Hearing Center. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she majored in Teacher Education-Special Education for the Hearing Impaired and obtained an IIC Advanced Specialist Degree in “Language Acquisition, Socialization and Psychology of the Hearing Impaired. She has completed graduate studies in Psychosocial Aspects of Aging, and Work and Retirement. Ms. Williams has been a Licensed Hearing Specialist for 14 years. Her career experience includes 9 years of hearing testing and fitting hearing aids. She was the Administrator of two Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor Hearing Aid offices, and the Hearing Technician at the University of Michigan's Hearing Rehabilitation Center and MichiganHearing offices.
Thomas E. O'Connor, M.A., CCC-A, FAAA, is an experienced clinical audiologist with over 25 years practice in audiometric testing and fitting hearing aids. Before starting private practice in 2007, Mr. O'Connor was manager of the adult hearing aid services at the Hearing Rehabilitation Center for the University of Michigan Health Service for 12 years. He held the position of Clinical Supervisor in the Audiology Department of his Alumni school, Michigan State University for 5 years. Mr. O’Connor served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, for 10 years, providing a range of services including service as a Major during Desert Storm operations. Tom O’Connor is a member of American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and American Speech and Language Association (ASHA). He is Past-President of the Michigan Academy of Audiology (MAA), and currently on the board of the Michigan Audiology Coalition (MAC). In August, 2011, Govenor Rick Snyder appointment Mr. O'Connor to the Michigan Board of Audiology. The Board oversees Michigan's 500 audiologists. Tom was appointed to a four year term and was elected to Chairperson in November, 2011.
O'Connor Hearing Center is dedicated to providing expert diagnostic services, the most advanced hearing aids, and related products to adults in the Greater Ann Arbor area in a professional and compassionate atmosphere. Hearing loss can affect many facets of an individual's life; well fit and properly adjusted hearing aids have been proven to significantly improve quality of life. We concentrate on providing services to adolescents and adults. Our focus is on providing the highest quality service both before and after purchase. This includes providing complete Auditory Assessments, Hearing Aid Evaluations/Consultation and regular check ups. All of which has been proven to increase customer satisfaction and enhance your ability to enjoy life! We have a complete range of products by leading manufacturers such as Oticon, Siemens, Phonak and Unitron. Our hearing aids will be chosen to fit your cosmetic needs as well as your hearing requirements and your budget. We also have accessories for hearing aids as well as non-amplified products such as swim plugs, hearing protectors. O'Connor Hearing Center has a dedicated Assistive Listening Device room designed to provide real life experience in using television amplifiers, telephone devices and other products used with or instead of hearing aids.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations O'Connor Hearing Center provides Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations which includes obtaining a case history, performing Otoscopy; Immittance Testing; Air Conduction Testing; Bone Conduction Testing; Speech Testing. Acoustic testing of hearing sensitivity thresholds, performed in a sound booth, via an audiometer to determine current hearing levels. Hearing Aid Evaluations Using results of a recent (within six months) diagnostic hearing evaluation, our Audiologist will discuss your hearing and communication needs as well as your style preferences with you and your family (if desired). O'Connor Hearing Center features hearing aids from several national and international manufacturers (Please see our Products page on this website). We will be able to find the right device to fit your needs and your budget. At this appointment we will select the color, the style and measurements for your new aid. Depending on the style chosen, we will obtain an ear impression and complete a contract. At O’Connor Hearing Center, one half of the cost of the hearing aids is required at this appointment and the balance is due upon fitting. An appointment will be made for the hearing aid fitting, usually in about two weeks. Hearing Aid Fittings O'Connor Hearing Center uses the most advanced methods to fit and program today's digital instruments. Real Ear Measurements are used as well as testing in the soundbooth to measure benefit and appropriate fitting. Careful instructions on use and care are discussed and a follow-up appointment is made to check on your progress. Once a hearing aid is programmed at the initial fitting, we will provide subsequent adjustments as needed. Hearing aid batteries are supplied without cost for hearing aids purchased through O'Connor Hearing Center. Tinnitus Treatment Tinnitus is the sensation of a sound, not audible to others, often described as a continual ringing, buzzing or whistling in the head or ear(s). It is usually due to a very minor disorder of the hearing system, sometimes associated with aging and/or noise exposure. Slight changes in the system may be sensed as tinnitus. While there is no cure for tinnitus almost everyone can learn to manage it. O'Connor Hearing Center provides a comprehensive program of tinnitus counseling and therapies. These range from counseling alone to various types of Sound Therapy including both wearable and non-wearable devices. Please see our Tinnitus Treament Center page for more information. Assistive Listening Devices O'Connor Hearing Center has a comfortable "living room" area where many Assistive Listening Devices are displayed. Here you can try different items from television devices to vibrating alarm clocks to different kinds of telephones for the hearing impaired. If you would like to discuss the various devices avaliable and learn how one might improve your quality of life, please call or leave and message on our Contact Us page and we will set an appointment for you. Hearing Aid Repairs and Service Most hearing aid brands can be serviced or repaired, including Oticon, Unitron, Phonak, Starkey and Siemens. Often the aids can be repaired in the office while you wait. Should the device need to go into the factory for service, we will package the aid and send it directly to the manufacture for repair.
|Monday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 12:00 pm|