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Trusted Local Hearing Care Available For Ridgefield, CT
The 300-year-old community of Ridgefield, CT is located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and was first settled by English colonists from Norwalk and Milford in 1708 after purchasing land from Chief Catoonah of the Ramapo Lenape Nation. Spurred by the arrival of the railroad to our community in the late 1800s, wealthy New Yorkers began to build large estates and “summer cottages” in the area.
Dozens of massive estates like those of Col. Louis D. Conley (2,000 acres), Seth Low Pierrepont (600 acres), Frederic E. Lewis (100 acres), and Col. Edward M. Knox (300 acres with a 45-room mansion often visited by Mark Twain) became unaffordable and unwieldy during and after the Great Depression, and most were broken up. In place of stately mansions came subdivisions of one and two-acre lots, turning the town into a suburban, bedroom community, though retaining much of the town’s 19th and early 20th-century charm.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals is the leading industry in Ridgefield, which focuses a great deal more on the dozen National Register of Historic Places and outdoor recreational opportunities that draw attention to the town, as well as the Nutmeg Festival celebrated each August, the Antiques Flea Market held every June, and a local farmers market on Thursdays during the summer months.
Grand estates are one way to enjoy a higher quality of living, but so is your capacity to enjoy the little things in life, like interacting with family, friends, and neighbors. These all are greatly enhanced by better hearing. Dr. Bauman, a major contributor in the field of audiology worldwide and co-founder of AVI New England, gives Ridgefield individuals an opportunity to enjoy a richer lifestyle through 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.
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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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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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