Advanced Hearing Healthcare Delivered by Dr. Natan Bauman and Janice Howard, M.A., CCC-A

The Most Trusted and Influential Hearing Care Experts in New England, Trusted by Tens of Thousands of People for Over 30 Years


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There is a misconception that the solution to a hearing loss is simply a hearing aid device.

Yet, if you ask anyone who has successfully addressed his or her hearing challenges, they will tell you that hearing technology is only a small part of the puzzle; the much more important component is working with the right hearing expert.

There are two major reasons:

1. A hearing aid is a small dedicated “computer” designed to specifically address sound processing. As such, it becomes most important to “set up” such computers in the most optimal way; this is based on not only the degree of hearing loss, but also based on the individual preferences of how we want to hear and what our conscious and subconscious brain prefers to hear.

2. As mentioned above, the “preference factor” plays a very significant role and needs some special attention to be given.

Dr. Natan Bauman explains that with hearing loss you can address the “ear” problem, hearing loss, or address, more comprehensively, the understanding of speech problem in both the ear and the brain. He emphasizes that there are more than just “ear” issues to be considered to help people understand speech.

With this approach, the team at The Auditory and Vestibular Institute of New England (AVI New England) evaluate you considering “the brain” contributions to processing speech under various listening conditions.

The hearing device then becomes only one element in enabling you to improve your communication needs.

With Dr. Natan Bauman and Janice Howard, M.A., CCC-A, you’re able to partner with two of the most respected and influential hearing care experts who have been caring for the hearing health of tens of thousands of people for over 30 years.

Dr. Bauman is one of the most respected and influential doctors of audiology in the world, having changed the course of the hearing aid industry by inventing the Receiver-In-The-Canal, the most widely used hearing aid in the world. He also established ground-breaking tinnitus and sound sensitivity treatment programs which are used by practitioners worldwide.

Janice Howard, M.A., CCC-A, started to work with Dr. Bauman over 30 years ago. Dr. Bauman personally mentored her as she developed a reputation as one of the best hearing care experts in New England.

Together, they continue to push the boundaries of hearing healthcare, tinnitus, and sound sensitivity, to deliver some of the most respected hearing healthcare services in the country.

If you or a loved one has hearing concerns or your annual hearing test is overdue, then you can schedule your initial consultation by clicking here.

How Can We Help?

Hearing Assessments

When Was Your Last Hearing Test?

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Most people regularly have their eyes, teeth and bloodwork tested but rarely do they include checking their hearing.

It is reported that hearing loss is the third most common physical health condition, impacting globally 1 in 8 individuals. The World Health Organization predicts that hearing loss will almost double in the next 30 years; this makes a regular hearing assessment critically important.

The biggest challenge is that hearing loss often occurs slowly and gradually, making it almost impossible to notice on a day-to-day change.

Typically, our loved ones are first to notice that we are experiencing a hearing challenge before we do.

Having a regular hearing assessment allows for early detection of hearing loss ensuring the right preventive measures are taken so that your hearing health is optimally cared for.

If you are concerned about your hearing or a loved one’s hearing, we highly encouraged you to schedule a hearing assessment. It is quick, non-invasive, and you’ll receive the results immediately.

Prescription Hearing Aid Technology

Helping You to Find the Right Prescription Hearing Aid Technology Based on Your Unique Circumstances, Lifestyle, and Budget

Having invented the most widely used hearing aid in the world, it is fair to say that Dr. Bauman, an engineer and an audiologist, and his team, know best about the auditory mechanism, the brain associated with speech and language and the electronics of hearing devices to make the best recommendation for your individualized hearing issues.

Despite the significant progression in hearing technology over the past decade, it is predicted by the World Health Organization, that 83% of people who can

benefit from hearing technology are still reluctant to take first step toward better hearing. There is still stigma associated with wearing prescription hearing aids. There remains a false belief that hearing aids are the large, clunky devices that our grandparents used to wear. The truth is today’s hearing technology is incredibly small, discreet, and smart.

Hearing devices no longer just magnify the sounds you hear, now they smartly have the capability to amplify your hearing and your life, allowing you to engage and enjoy your family and friends.

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Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatment

Receive Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity* Help from the Expert that The Experts Turn to for Help.

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If you are experiencing challenges with tinnitus (ringing in the ear) or sound sensitivity, then you will understand the detrimental impact that this can have on the quality of your life. The simplest of joys can become agonizing. There is a misconception that there is no treatment for tinnitus or sound sensitivity. It can be overwhelming to think that you will struggle with these challenges for the rest of your life.

To help his patients, Dr. Bauman established a tinnitus and sound oversensitivity clinic early in his career. He has developed

proprietary special treatment therapies which he also teaches to practitioners both nationally and internationally. He is now considered the expert that experts turn to for advice and support.

Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bauman to discuss how your auditory problems can be treated. In-office and Tele-Health consultation appointments are available.

*Sound Sensitivity Disorders such as: Hyperacusis, Phonophobia, Misophonia, 4S, TTTS, Acoustic Shock, and Disembarkment Syndrome.

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With so many myths and misconceptions about healthy hearing, it can be confusing to know what to do and who to trust.

The team at AVI New England is here to help.

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