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Hearing Center


While some types of hearing loss can be medically corrected, other hearing problems are permanent and can be helped with hearing aids and special devices.

Coming to terms with hearing loss can be a sensitive issue for most people—no matter what their age. Gaylord’s audiologists understand and treat each client with respect while trying to find the best hearing solution for each person. The sooner hearing impairment is identified, the sooner treatment can begin. Referrals are accepted from physicians, schools and agencies. Self referrals are also accepted. 

The Gaylord Hearing Center's comprehensive services include:

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Latest in hearing aid technology
  • Free counseling for patients and families
  • Evaluations for hearing aids to help manage tinnitus

Advantages of the Gaylord Hearing Center

Hearing Center Advantages PDF

  • Everything you need for your hearing—all at one convenient location.
  • Two primary audiologists each with over 30 years of experience.
  • Dedicated patient care coordinator to help with appointments and insurance paperwork.
  • High customer service and satisfaction ratings.
  • State-of-the-art hearing aids available for fitting and purchase all at one location. There’s no need to go elsewhere.
  • Free follow-up visits are provided to clients.
  • The Hearing Center is conveniently located at Gaylord Hospital’s main campus in Wallingford.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tinnitus, commonly described as ringing in the ears or head, is experienced by as many as 22 million Americans—nearly 10% of the adult population. The ringing can be steady or intermittent, in one ear or both. While usually reported as a ringing or whistling, it may be a buzzing, humming or roaring sound. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. It can have many causes including: noise exposure, earwax blockage or a reaction to medication or the natural aging process. It is estimated that 90% of tinnitus sufferers have some degree of hearing loss. People with tinnitus can sometimes think the tinnitus causes them to have trouble hearing when, in fact, the hearing loss may be causing the tinnitus. Damage to the hair cells in the inner ear is a common source of tinnitus. Hearing aids are helpful to many people bothered by tinnitus. Our advanced hearing aids include tinnitus masking features as well. The better you hear, the less you notice your tinnitus.

Yes. We offer the use of demonstration hearing instruments which are programmed specifically to your hearing. You may wear them for a one to two week trial period at no charge. Once you purchase hearing instruments, you are entitled to a 30-day trial period.

Your primary and/or secondary insurance may cover all or part of your hearing evaluation. Most hearing instruments are not covered by insurance. However, discounts and flexible payment plans are available with no sales tax or interest. Our staff will discuss these options with you in detail.

We provide the very latest in hearing products. In working with leading manufacturers, we streamline ordering and provide comfortable, flexible and fast fittings. Gaylord offers the following: Bluetooth technology to transform hearing instruments into hands-free wireless headsets that interface directly with your cell phone, television, iPod, etc. Recreational Custom Earplugs including swim molds and earphones and Custom Hearing Protection to create a safe barrier against the noise associated with loud recreational and work activities.

Gaylord's Hearing Center

Lori Charette, Audiology Supervisor, talks about some of the newest hearing aid technology available that is compact, stylish and Bluetooth compatible.

What is a hearing evaluation?

Lori Charette, Audiology Supervisor, walks a patient through a hearing evaluation and explains the results and technology available.


Hearing Center Appointments: (203) 284-2880

Fax: (203) 949-2160

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