Answers to your hearing related questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many Americans go untreated for up to 10 years longer than they should. At first, many people have a tough time realizing or accepting their hearing loss. Whether it’s because they’re nervous or not aware, we can meet with them, inform them, and hopefully eliminate any misconception they may have about their hearing. We also encourage family members to join in on the consultation and become better informed.

Tinnitus is a condition where a person hears a sound that is not actually in their environment. It can often be referred to as a ringing, buzzing, or whooshing noise. Tinnitus can be a temporary or a permanent symptom and can range from moderately irritating to debilitating.

There is no known cure for tinnitus, but there are treatment options for managing it. At Universal Audiology, we meet with patients experiencing tinnitus and determine what may be causing the issue. We can then move on to providing methods that will reduce the undesired noise.

We recognize everyone has different lifestyles, and we want to help service everyone. We offer in-home hearing evaluations for our local community.

Hearing aids have come a long way from just being a simple audio amplifier. They are complex pieces of technology that can recognize and process sounds in your environment. Many hearing aids are equipped with directional microphones that help isolate and boost important sounds, such as a conversation. Many hearing aids now have automatic functioning that allows the hearing aid to distinguish between the voices of the people you are talking to from background noise.

If you are not satisfied, we offer a 45-day risk-free trial with no return fees.

You will not always be able to tell that you have a hearing loss. Hearing loss occurs gradually, over the course of many years. Because your brain adjusts to not hearing well you might not even notice that you are missing certain sounds. Often times, a family member will notice the signs of hearing loss first. If a friend or family member suggests you have hearing loss, then you should come in for a consultation.

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Olean Office

2223 West State St
Suite 102
Olean, NY 14760

Office Hours

Mon – Fri:      9AM-4PM
Sat & Sun:     CLOSED

Dunkirk Office

860 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Office Hours

Mon – Fri:      9AM-4PM
Sat & Sun:     CLOSED

Orchard Park Office

3959 N Buffalo Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127 

Office Hours

Mon – Fri:      9AM-4PM
Sat & Sun:     CLOSED

Jamestown Office

505 Foote Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701

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Mon – Fri:      9AM-4PM
Sat & Sun:     CLOSED