Almost everybody knows someone who has been affected by some degree of hearing loss. While hearing impairment can be the result of heredity, it also is a natural and graduated result of the aging process.
We deal with people of all ages who are interested in finding out more about hearing loss, either for themselves or for a family member. It’s not uncommon for people suffering from hearing loss to be defensive or in denial about it. Our website is designed so that you can find out more about the hearing process, the possibility of hearing loss, and the scientific advances the hearing community has made in the last several years to bring hearing back to the hearing impaired.
Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic, PLLC is a full service audiology clinic with locations in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Our staff has been assisting people with hearing and balance problems since 1996, focusing on the delivery of hearing healthcare to children and adults. We offer hearing aid sales & services, hearing evaluations for all ages, hearing conservation, custom hearing protection, tinnitus evaluation, and tinnitus treatment.
At Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic our mission is to provide the best quality hearing healthcare. Period. We accomplish this by adhering the following priciples:
Come in and see what the combination of professional care and personal service can do for you.
Horan Fevold Hearing Clinic is contracted with most insurance carriers. If you have any questions as to your specific coverage please contact our office.
I have had hearing aids for many years and they are a must for my connection to the world around me. Dr. Fevold fine tunes my hearing aids as needed. The professionalism of Dr. Fevold and the office staff is unsurpassed.
The use of hearing aids has benefitted me as well as my family so much as now i can hear my grandchildren's stories, my wife's directions and even the TV! My daily life has changed significantly. I have recommended Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic to many friends and relatives over the past years. Walt Horan, my audiologist has been a wonderful friend and is always there to help me with my hearing aids. He is always available to listen to me and help me in anyway he Can: he has spent quality time and care with my situation. The valuable aspect of my experience with Walt and his staff is that they are always friendly and ready to help in anyway they can. This clinic is #1 in my book!
The new state-of-the-art hearing aids have come along way in making them "user friendly." My latest pair have no "whistling" annoyance which I really appreciate. I highly recommend the Phonak Audeo S Smart hearing aid to people so they can keep up with others in hearing what they say
I have worn hearing aids for 30 years. I recently chose the new Lyric extended wear devices that are in the canal. I felt Justin Fevold was very interested in helping me choose the hearing aid that was right for me. I am starting my fifth month with the Lyric hearing aids and I could not be happier. I wish everyone with a hearing loss could experience what I have.
Even though I had been wearing hearing aids for some time, I found myself constantly turning up the TV, missing out on family conversations, hearing strange sermons, and making weird comments to what I though I heard. My husband's ribs were sore from me poking and asking "What'd they say?" So I went to see Dr. Walt Horan. He gave me a hearing test and found my hearing had changed drastically over the years. He fit me with digital hearing aids that were so small and light I hardly knew I had them on. He said to wear them for a while (with no obligation) and see if they made a difference. Absolutely amazing! It was a whole new world of hearing for me
I was having more and more trouble hearing conversations, especially in noisy environments like parties or riding in vehicles. I had to ask both family and friends to repeat their comments to me many times. I went in for a hearing test and met Justin Fevold. He was pleasant and caring and calmed my anxiety about the test. After telling me about the extent of my hearing loss, Dr. Fevold suggested hearing aids. I have worn my aids for about 14 months and adapted to them quickly. Dr. Fevold has made my visits to Horan Fevold Hearing Clinic pleasant experiences.
Hearing begins when the outer ear, the visible portion of the ear that is on the outside of the head, channels sound waves down the auditory canal. This tube-like passageway is lined with tiny hairs and small glands that produce ear wax.
The middle ear lies at the end of the auditory canal. It is composed of the eardrum and three small bones, known by the layman as the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup. When sound waves hit the eardrum, it vibrates and, in turn, moves the hammer. The hammer moves the anvil, which moves the stirrup, transmitting the vibrations into the inner ear. The middle ear functions to amplify sound, which is why significant hearing loss can result from any disruption in any of the parts.
The inner ear consists of the cochlea and the nerve of hearing. It converts sound waves into nerve impulses that travel to the brain via the movement of tiny hair cells. The brain, in turn, allows us to hear…as long as the message it is receiving is not distorted due to problems in the process just described.
In fact, the latest available statistics show that over 10% of the U.S. population reports difficulty hearing! That’s more than 31 million people! And as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, that number promises to increase dramatically!
Are you one of those millions of people who does not hear as well as they once did? If so, you are certainly not alone. Consider these statistics reported by Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Better Hearing Institute :
In addition, studies have linked untreated hearing loss to emotional, physical, mental, psychological and even economic disadvantages! And, to make matters even worse, there are many “myths” about hearing loss that prevent those with hearing loss from doing anything about it.
One of the most common “myths” about hearing loss is that only “old people” suffer from it! In fact, the reverse is true! The majority (65%) of people with hearing loss are younger than 65 and six million people in the U.S. between 18 and 44 suffer from hearing loss (Better Hearing Institute website).
The truth is that there are several causes of hearing loss with “exposure to noise” ranking high among the reasons. The primary causes of hearing loss are:
Not all hearing loss can be corrected through the use of hearing aids or alternative listening devices. The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required.
There are four types of hearing loss:
Contact us at to schedule an evaluation, or submit your inquiries online for more information on how we can help you can gain your hearing back.
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