Premium Hearing Soluitons
555 W 14 Mile Rd Ste 2A
Clawson, MI 48017 US
HEARING HEALTHCARE, THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE
Call (248) 850-2084
Melissa Anderson Au.D., FAAA
Dr. Melissa Anderson was also one of the first to receive her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree from Central Michigan University. She graduated in May 1998 with Dr. Ward. She completed her doctoral residency in a private practice outside of Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to hearing aid work, Dr. Anderson has extensive experience in hospital settings. She has participated in infant hearing screening programs, balance testing and auditory brainstem response testing (testing the pathway from the ear to the brain with electrodes). In addition to the above, she was a visiting doctor to area senior living communities. Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and American Dispensing Audiologists (ADA). She is also a member of the Michigan Academy of Audiology (MAA).
Dr. Anderson is originally from Ludington, Michigan. Her mother still resides in Ludington, while her father lives in Hesperia, Michigan. Her one and only sister, Marcie, lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. After living in Maryland for 8 years, Dr. Anderson relocated to metro-Detroit to be closer to her family. She resides in Royal Oak with her two dogs, Callie and Toby. She has been an integral part of Premium Hearing Solutions since September 2005.
Jeanne Ward Au.D., FAAA
Jeanne M. Ward, Au.D, is founder and president of Premium Hearing Solutions. She is one of the 1st Clinical Doctors of Audiology (Au.D.) in the United States. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees were completed at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Dr. Ward completed her residency at a private Audiology office outside Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. After completing her residency, she decided to move back to her home state of Michigan to be closer to her family.
Dr. Ward has experience in various settings, from hospitals, private practice, and Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) offices. She also served as Director of Audiology Services at POH Medical Center from 1999-2002. She is an member of the Michigan Academy of Audiology, Academy of Dispensing Audiolgists (ADA), and American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and is a licensed hearing aid dispenser. Through these varied experiences, Dr. Ward has found working with hearing aid patients the most rewarding. At Premium Hearing Solutions, we are committed to professionalism and patient education. We strongly believe developing a strong relationship with your Audiology office maximizes your chances for hearing aid success.
On a personal note, Dr. Ward is married to Matthew Ward and their daughter, Alison, was born on July 24, 2003. She enjoys reading all types of literature, and attends a monthly book club and weekly woman's Bible study. Dr. Ward is especially fond of dogs..
Dr. Jeanne Ward and Mr. Aaron Gale decided to open a private office while working at a large medical office. They found their jobs unfulfilling, and felt their Audiology positions lacked personalized service and care. Bottom line: hearing health care as a whole was missing a personal side.
In their own office, Dr. Ward and Mr. Gale could better control the level of service and follow-up care lacking in other work environments. Even though they knew opening their own office would be challenging, they were confident they could provide a level of patient care that is difficult to find in today's hectic world.
Premium Hearing Solutions (PHS) opened in August 1999. Since then, PHS has successfully provided quality hearing care, educated patients on hearing and hearing aids, stayed abreast of technology changes, and has never forgotten the most important business aspect: personalized attention!
Mr. Aaron Gale was an important part of PHS from August 1999 to July 2005. In July 2005, he decided to leave to pursue other interests.
Dr. Melissa Anderson joined the office in September, 2005. Her professional goals and personal interests were a 'perfect fit', and she has rapidly become an integral member of PHS. We are thankful to have her!
Dr. Brian Kibby is our most recent addition to our outstanding team. He joined our staff in March 2010, and brings a wide breath of hearing aid fitting experience.
Doctors Anderson, Kibby and Ward place importance on patient education. They have made it their personal mission to help every patient understand the ramifications of their hearing loss and chosen hearing aid technology.
Because of this mission, they continually educate their patients on new technology advancements. They stay on top of the latest and greatest options available, and bring this knowledge to their patients continually. They understand how common 'catchy phrases' and 'gimmicks' have become. At Premium Hearing Solutions, you will only find direct and honest information.
Our business philosophy has evolved over the years we have been helping people re-enter the world of better hearing. Experience has allowed us to focus in on what is important to you. This means looking at each patient's lifestyle, communication demands and budget to find the st solutions for each individual.
The specialists at Premium Hearing Solutions have acquired a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, and their goal is to find the best solution to your hearing problem. This means recognizing people as individuals with different life styles and needs. What works for one person may not work for another!
Professional training, ongoing continuing education, specialized testing and state-of-the-art technology enable us to provide appropriate recommendations regarding yoru hearing health care.
Please let us know if there is an area we can improve upon. And please do not hesitate to tell others about us if you have been pleased with your experience at our office!
Premium Hearing Solutions is dedicated to becoming a trusted ally with each and every patient who seeks our services. In order to obtain the trust of our patients, we place a high priority on education, ethics and outstanding service. The 'team' approach between the patient, family, and Audiologist is emphasized.
Our hearing evaluation is thorough and reliable. We will examine your ears, remove any excess earwax, evaluate your middle ear system (eardrum, bones and muscles), test your hearing, and evaluate how well you understand speech. These tests will permit us to diagnose the type and degree of hearing loss in each ear and make rehabiliative or medical recommendations. A detailed description of your hearing loss, and its affect on communication, will be provided. If deemed necessary, a discussion on hearing aids and your prognosis with amplification will come next.
* Explanation of Findings and Recommendations
The audiological test battery will result in a diagnosis of the type and degree of hearing loss in both ears. A detailed description of your hearing loss will be provided, and ramifications on social and emotional well-being will be discussed. Recommendations for rehabilitation are made, and may include 1) amplification, 2) a medical referral and/or 3) a follow-up evaluation in the future.
* Hearing Aid Demonstrations
If hearing loss is confirmed, and no further testing or medical follow-up is deemed necessary, you will have the opportunity to experience the latest technology in hearing aids. Demonstration hearing aids will be programmed to match your hearing loss so that you can listen to them both in our quiet office and the noisy environment outside (near 14 Mile road). A discussion of various hearing instrument options follows the demonstration, and a prescription for a specific hearing instrument rehabilitation program is provided. We have a variety of hearing instruments to choose from to insure that we suit your individual needs.
* Hearing Aids Sales and Service
Premium Hearing Solutions offers a wide variety of digital hearing instruments in all sizes and shapes. Why do we focus only on digital products? In today's hearing aid market, digital technolgy is NOT more expensive than out-dated analog technologies and offers significantly improved signal processing. Therefore, all hearing aids at our office feature digital technology.
Our 30-day guarantee period will ensure the hearing aids are meeting your expectations. Our staff emphasizes ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to insure your receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aids.
Our Comprehensive Hearing Health Care (CHHC) Plan is standard with most hearing aid purchases, and includes:
* Routine 6 month hearing aid check-ups
* Lifetime supply of hearing aid batteries
* Yearly audiometric screenings
* Yearly hearing aid evaluations to monitor the effectiveness of your devices
* Unlimited office visits to maintain performance of hearing aids
Hearing Aid Repairs: We also offer out-of-warranty repairs on all hearing aid makes and models with loaner hearing aids available when necessary.
* In Office Repair Lab
An in office repair lab may enable us to fix your hearing aid right on the spot. We are able to replace missing pull strings, build-up earmolds and in-the-ear (ITE) style devices for a better fit, modify devices so they don't cause discomfort in the ear, add feedback rings to reduce annoying whistle and vaccuum and/or replace receiver tubes to remove debris from electronics. In-office modifications may prevent the hearing aid from being set out to be fixed, saving you time and money.
* Miscellaneous Products
In addition to hearing aid sales and repairs, the following can be purchased through our office:
You Are Not Alone
Hearing loss affects 31.5 million people in the United States alone, an average of one in ten Americans.
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