Audiology (Hearing)

Jennifer Hartze, Au.D. from Vibrant Hearing in Missoula offers outreach Audiology services to the residents of Sanders County out of the Plains Family Medicine office.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule your audiology appointment at our Plains Family Medicine office, please call Vibrant Hearing at (406) 549-1951 or toll free 1 (800) 682-7312.  

What is an Audiologist?

An audiologist is a professional who diagnoses, treats, and manages individuals with hearing loss or balance problems. Audiologists have received a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program. Their academic and clinical training provides the foundation for patient management from birth through adulthood. Audiologists determine appropriate patient treatment of hearing and balance problems by combining a complete history with a variety of specialized auditory and vestibular assessments. Based upon the diagnosis, the audiologist presents a variety of treatment options to patients with hearing impairment or balance problems. Audiologists dispense and fit hearing aids as part of a comprehensive habilitative program. Audiologists may be found working in medical centers and hospitals, private practice settings, schools, government health facilities and agencies, as well as colleges and universities. As a primary hearing health provider, audiologists refer patients to physicians when the hearing or balance problem requires medical or surgical evaluation or treatment.

For more information, visit the American Academy of Audiology