The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and togetherness. Yet, for some, it's also a time of challenge, particularly for those experiencing a hearing loss. This year, the Auditory and Vestibular Institute of New England (AVI New England) is excited to...
Trusted Local Hearing Care Available For Fairfield, CT
Recognized as the best place to live in Connecticut and ranked 44th on Money Magazine’s list of best places to live in America, Fairfield, CT was one of two principal settlements of the Connecticut Colony in southwestern Connecticut. As the settlement grew, several towns (Redding, Weston, Easton, Bridgeport, and Westport) broke off and formed independent communities.
Though most of the colonists in their section of the colony were Tory sympathizers, those in Fairfield supported the cause for independence early in the Revolutionary War, which led to the burning of Fairfield in 1779. Our community remained primarily agrarian until after World War I as the large munitions industry in nearby Bridgeport began to boom and workers built their homes in Fairfield.
Bigelow Tea Company and Sturm, Ruger & Co. firearms have their headquarters in our community, providing employment to our residents along with Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. A wealth of recreational opportunities are also available in our community, which features five public beaches on the five-mile stretch of our Long Island Sound Coastline, the South Benson Marina and Ye Yacht Yard, Lake Mohegan, and the Cascades waterfalls, and a variety of sports activities at the SportsPlex.
Interaction with family, friends, and neighbors contributes to a more rewarding lifestyle, but hearing challenges can limit its benefits. Fortunately, Dr. Bauman, a major contributor in the field of audiology worldwide and co-founder of AVI New England, makes it easy for those with hearing challenges in Fairfield and surrounding communities to receive personalized and local solutions that address hearing loss, tinnitus, sound sensitivity issues, balance disorders, and other hearing care services offered at our Norwalk, CT clinic.
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You can call or visit our AVI New England clinic at:148 East Ave, 3L Norwalk, CT 06851
Appointments outside of regular hours available by special request.
How Can We Help?
A Comprehensive Hearing Assessment: Your First Step To Better Hearing
In spite of the fact that hearing loss is the third most common physical health condition in America, most people regularly have their eyes, teeth, cholesterol, and blood checked regularly but tend to put off hearing tests as a part of their health screening regimen.
The World Health Organization reports that 1 in 8 individuals experience some level of hearing loss and predicts a doubling of hearing loss cases over the next 30 years, which makes regular hearing assessments a critical part of monitoring your health.
The gradual onset of hearing loss makes it difficult to identify the day-to-day changes, making it difficult for you to catch it in its earliest stages. However, you can protect yourself against the damage by scheduling annual or bi-annual hearing tests.
If you want to know the truth about what’s going on with your hearing or that of your loved one, the only way to measure hearing loss and address it before it creates further damage is a hearing assessment.
Hearing Aid Technology
Select The Hearing Aid Technology That Fits Your Needs, Lifestyle, And Budget
As an engineer and an audiologist who invented the most widely used hearing aid in the world, it is fair to say that Dr. Bauman and his team are well informed with the ins and outs of today’s hearing aid technology.
AVI New England is in a unique position to provide the highest level of insight into the auditory system, the part of the brain associated with speech and language, and the electronics of hearing devices that provide the best solution for your unique hearing issues as well as provide the programming and adjustments to them to optimize your hearing experience.
Today’s hearing technology is incredibly small, lightweight, discreet, powerful, and smart, with the capacity to separate background noise from speech and reproduce speech with a clarity that will amplify your life, maximizing your interactions with family, friends, and neighbors.
In addition, many modern hearing aids include wireless connectivity capabilities, making it possible to directly link your smartphone, television, computer, and other digital devices to your hearing aids for an enhanced hearing experience.
Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatment
Tinnitus Treatment From Who The Experts Turn To For Help
If you have ever experienced tinnitus (ringing, humming, or buzzing in your ears), then you already know how the condition impacts your quality of life. It is impossible to escape the agonizing and overwhelming presence of tinnitus, regardless of the activity you’re engaged in or if you just want to relax.
Tinnitus symptoms often go unnoticed or come and go in its early stages, but symptoms like sounds intensifying, loss of sleep, increased stress, and decreased productivity are common consequences associated with the condition. Greater awareness of the condition increases the level of stress, which in turn increases the intensity and greater awareness of the condition, producing a snowballing effect.
With 40+ years as an audiologist, Dr. Bauman has established a tinnitus and sound over-sensitivity clinic that uses proprietary treatment therapies he teaches to national and international practitioners.
If you or a loved one is battling tinnitus, turn to who the experts trust for advice and support regarding tinnitus by scheduling a tinnitus assessment today.
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If you have any questions, require any help or would like our advice, then you can request a callback and we’ll call you as soon as we’re available.
Please note that due to demand for appointments and a nationally-renown reputation, there is currently a short wait time if you’re a new patient. For information on why our existing patients believe we’re worth the wait, then please click here.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Len immediately felt “comfortable” at AVI New England due to the welcoming staff.
As a teacher, hearing was a key part of his job, as he needed to understand what his students were saying.
– Len Engel
“You are in good hands and you will be grateful you went.”
Cindy went through something that not many people do. In 2000, she lost all of her hearing and found herself completely lost.
– Cindy Wills
Dr. Bauman is “world renown and you cannot find a better audiologist.”
While Geraldine showed the signs of hearing loss much earlier, it wasn’t until she was age 46 that she recognized the severity of her concerns, noticing she had “trouble hearing the children at work.”
– Geraldine Katz
“It improved my confidence speaking to people, even in a crowd.”
Annie first realized she had a hearing loss when she couldn’t hear others on the phone or engage in conversations like she used to.
– Annie M. Quattrocchi
He had no worries beforehand, as he has “seen Dr. Bauman for about 15 years and found him to be incredibly knowledgeable, concerned, and competent.”
As a young person, Stocky constantly missed words being said and found it incredibly frustrating not being able to engage in conversation like others.
– Stocky Clark
Hearing aids have allowed George to “interact with others and also let me understand TV and telephone calls.”
George has suffered with a hearing loss for a long time and first noticed his hearing loss “decades ago.”
– George A.
Eva encourages others to “Go for it, as I have advised three people to go.”
While hearing loss can often be disguised by lip reading and facial cues, Eva first realized she had a hearing loss when she started feeling left out of conversations at the dinner table.
– Eva Landegger
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