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Our vision is to be recognized as providing the best audiology care available in New Mexico in a comfortable atmosphere that fosters trust and mutual respect.
Worth Hearing Center is an Audigy Certified Practice which puts us in the top 3% of Audiology practices in the nation. What that means to our patients is that we have experienced professionals who will offer expert advice and a range of technology through excellent service and value.
The professional team at Worth Hearing Center consists of 5 audiologists and has over 100 years of collective experience. Our goal is to provide each individual with the best hearing they can achieve. Because we work with a variety of manufacturers, we spend over 50 hours each year attending training sessions so that we are able to provide the best solutions available for each individual's needs.
What to expect during an evaluation
A diagnostic audiologic evaluation consists of a number of components. A careful case history will be taken in order to determine what current concerns are about hearing or related symptoms. The possible causes of hearing problems need to be explored. Questions are asked about past medical conditions of the ear, exposure to loud noise, any health problems, medication that is taken and family history of hearing problems. After a history is obtained, an examination of the outer ear is made using an otoscope. Hearing is then tested in a sound room. Tones of various pitches are presented through earphones. A map of hearing for those tones is then made for each ear. This helps determine the degree and type of hearing loss. Speech tests are also used to determine the effect of your particular loss on your understanding of speech. Tympanometry is a test that shows how well the eardrums are conducting sound, and will determine if there is any problem with the mechanical parts of the ear.
Contact us to schedule your evaluation.
Worth Hearing Center is a locally owned and operated private audiology practice. The mission of Worth Hearing Center is to provide the most technically advanced hearing care in an atmosphere where patients are treated with kindness and the respect they deserve.
Specific services, which are currently being provided, are:
Diagnostic hearing evaluations, including pure tone testing (air and bone conduction), tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing
Hearing aid evaluations and consultations
Hearing aid fitting, real ear testing and follow-up care
Hearing aid maintenance and repairs
Electronystagmography (vestibular testing) / Video-nystagmography (video vestibular testing) - A test that records eye movements by stimulating the inner and nearby nerves which may cause dizziness or vertigo.
Custom earmolds and earplugs, including swim earplugs and musician earplugs.
Eargear for iPods and cell phones
Cerumen management (ear-wax removal)
Tinnitus evaluations and counseling
Catherine Worth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Northern Colorado and completed her Master of Science degree from Colorado State in 1977. She began her career at Lovelace Medical Cent er in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is now the Owner and President of Worth Hearing Center, which was founded in 1999. Catherine has served as president of the New Mexico Speech and Hearing Association, the New Mexico Adademy of Dispensing Audiologists, and Albuquerque Speech and Audiology Professionals. She was awarded the National Distinguished Service Registry in 1990 and Who's Who in the West in 1994.