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Trusted Local Hearing Care Available For Hamden, CT
Though our neighbor to the south tends to garner more fame, Hamden, CT lives up to its nickname: the Land of the Sleeping Giant. Not long after Eli Whitley transformed American agriculture with the cotton gin, he began to produce arms for the US government in Hamden, modernized manufacturing through the concept of interchangeable parts.
An influx of Irish and Italian immigrants had a significant impact on the cultural makeup of Hamden throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In fact, those in the New Haven area looking for authentic Italian cuisine are still sent north to our community. Though the southern extreme of our community is a little different than that of our urban neighbor, we still enjoy rural culture in the north.
The distinguished neighborhood of Mount Carmel, located on Sleeping Giant hill, Freedom Park, the Ghost Parking Lot, a notable roadside public art installation located in front of the Hamden Plaza, and the Eli Whitney Museum are all features of our community best enjoyed by those with better hearing. The Auditory and Vestibular Institute of New England (AVI New England) plays a major role in making that happen.
Dr. Bauman, one of our community’s sleeping giants and co-founder of AVI New England, continues to have a major impact on the hearing care industry, making it possible for us to deliver personalized and local solutions that address hearing loss, tinnitus, sound sensitivity issues, or balance disorders to Hamden, CT and surrounding communities.
You can call or visit our AVI New England clinic at:3074 Whitney Ave, Building 1 Hamden, CT 06518
- MONDAY : 8:30am – 5pm
- TUESDAY : 8:30am – 5pm
- WEDNESDAY : 8:30am – 5pm
- THURSDAY : 8:30am – 5pm
- FRIDAY : 8:30am – 1pm
Additional hours available upon special request.
How Can We Help?
When Was Your Last Hearing Test?
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 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.
Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatment
Receive Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity* Help from the Expert that The Experts Turn to for Help.
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, Disembarkment Syndrome
Request a Callback
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.
Simply complete this form and a member of our team will contact you for a personal, no-obligation conversation
to answer your questions and discuss any challenges that you or a loved one may be having.
All questions are welcome!
Meet Your AVI New England Audiology Team of Professionals
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
Ask Dr. Bauman
“I compare this to the story about a plumber who took five minutes to fix something in the sink. He asked for $100 – $5 for the part, $95 for his knowledge of identifying which part was faulty.” When a person suspects they might have a hearing loss, they don’t always...
Unfortunately, most hearing losses are gradual. It's not something that happens suddenly, unless it's related to injury. As a result of gradual hearing loss, the auditory brain also gradually adapts and accommodates to this slow declining hearing loss. It therefore...