Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Audiology

Having issues with your hearing or balance really affects your quality of life.

Carris Health’s Doctors of Audiology provide diagnosis and treatment options for hearing loss and balance disorders. They provide comprehensive hearing health care for adults, children and infants.

Services available:

  • Diagnostic hearing evaluations for adults, children and infants
  • Follow-up from infant hearing screenings
  • Hearing aid sales and service
  • Evaluation of current hearing aids to determine if appropriate and if working correctly.
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) testing
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing
  • Cerumen management and removal (earwax removal)
  • Assistive listening device (ALD) selection and fitting
  • Balance testing – videonystagmagraphy (VNG)
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Industrial audiology

Specialty products available:

  • Hearing aids/instruments
  • Amplified phones
  • PocketTalkers
  • Hearing protection – SoundGear custom ear plugs
  • Doc's Proplugs
  • Ear Band-its
  • Kid safe headphones - Output limiting headphones
  • Amplified alarm clocks

Hearing Aids

We understand that the words "hearing aid" can be intimidating. We will help you understand just what hearing instruments are and what they can and cannot do. In our opinion, a well-informed patient will have the best chance for success with amplification and will have the best opportunity to improve their hearing.

Fitting hearing instruments is intricate work. Our goal at Carris Health Audiology is to provide our patients with a hearing instrument that fits their individual needs. One size does not fit all. A well fit hearing aid should make soft sounds audible and keep loud sounds loud but not uncomfortable. Everything should not sound the same. A whisper and a conversational voice are quite different.

Hearing aid exams include:

  • Consultations regarding type, style, and features of hearing instrument appropriate for hearing loss
  • Ear impressions
  • Instruction and orientation in the use and care of hearing instrument
  • Follow-up visits to assess the benefit of the hearing instrument; may include adjustment of hearing instrument and probe microphone measurements
  • Hearing instrument services including earmold tubing replacement, cleaning, and general function check of hearing instrument during the warranty period

Audiology Team Members

Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic

Audiology Visiting Physician

Carris Health - Redwood Clinic: 507-637-2985

Audiology Outreach Locations

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