Born and raised in Central Minnesota, I have been a successful Audiologist since 1986. Since then, I have helped thousands of people improve their hearing. As a Licensed Audiologist, I've worked in all kinds of settings; performing diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing-aid dispensing, intra-operative monitoring of evoked potentials, trauma call, auditory rehabilitation, and counseling.
I volunteer time for the Minnesota Academy of Audiology (I was its president in 2004), managing it State Fair booth in conjunction with Health Fair 11. This has provided low-cost hearing screenings to literally thousands of people. I've also been appointed by the State Commissioner of Health to serve on the Advisory Council For Hearing Impairment Dispensing.
I'm very fortunate that I love my work. Quite honestly, it's more of a calling than it is a job. Nothing feels better than to get comments like: 'It's wonderful to hear the birds sing again,' 'now we can turn the TV volume down,' and 'I don't have to yell of repeat myself to him/her.' Long term, I'm most concerned about you and your family's ability to connect with each other. Communication is at the heart of all we do and feel.
I myself have coped with 'cricket-like' tinnitus since I was in graduate school (my punishment for attending too many loud concerts). Through studies, I found out there is no real cure for tinnitus, but there are strategies to deal with it. I can teach you these!
There's no good reason to put off improving your hearing. Thanks to new technology, today's hearing aids are smaller, better and more affordable. For a couple dollars a day, you could be hearing much better. And if you don't want to buy, you can rent them. Simply put, I help people get back in the loop and I'm proud to do so. If you want help with your hearing, I will be there for you. Hundreds of Plymouth residents, whom I've served for over 20 years can testify to that. I am Dr. Fors, Licensed Audiologist, and do call me Shirley.
We are a local family-owned mother-son audiology clinic dedicated to serving the needs of the fine people of our community. It's our goal to fit you with the best hearing device possible for your unique hearing loss. Our 3-step process is simple and effective:
Step 1: We meet with you - How long have you had hearing loss? What's changed with your hearing recently that's prompted your visit? These are some of the questions Dr. Fors will ask during your first appointment. We'll also have you complete a simple, one-page form so we have your contact information on file. Your first appointment will take approximately 30 minutes.
Step 2: We conduct a hearing exam - Once we understand the history and nature of your hearing loss, we conduct a 10-minute exam to determine what your unique hearing needs are. (Most insurance providers cover a hearing exam every 3 years.) Following the exam, Dr. Fors will recommend a hearing device for you based on all the information she's collected. She or the support staff can answer any insurance questions you may have at this time.
Step 3: We fit you for your hearing device - If you wish to proceed with Dr. Fors' recommendation, we invite you back within a couple of days to have your custom hearing device fitted. First, we make sure the device is comfortable for you to wear. Then, we do a "Real Ear" test that ensures the device will operate correctly in all kinds of environments - from noisy restaurant or quiet concert hall. The fitting concludes with full training on your device so you know exactly how to use it.
After that, we provide ongoing care and support. As you get used to your new hearing device, know that we're available to you for ongoing care and support, whether that means hearing re-checks, subsequent "Real Ear" tests, or further device adjustments. We aren't satisfied until you're satisfied!
We have three convenient locations to serve you:
Plymouth Creekview Building
12800 Industrial Park Blvd. # 105
Plymouth, MN 55441
Johnson Street Clinic
2904 Johnson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Kamrath Chiropractic Building
125 South Main Street #1
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Please call use today to learn how we can help you hear better.
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