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About the Hearing Center

Our mission is to improve hearing and the quality of life for the patients we are privileged to serve.

Dr. Richards, Board Certified Physician Owner of Central Tennessee Ear, Nose and Throat, has been providing hearing help to those with hearing loss for over 20 years by utilizing the latest state of the art testing and fitting equipment to ensure the best hearing possible with hearing instruments. Our commitment to better hearing is further enhanced with our extensive line of digital products that have proven to be the leading edge in hearing aid technology. A convenient location and personal service only add to the effectiveness of the hearing care we can give you and your family.

At Central Tennessee Ear, Nose and Throat, our approach to help patients experiencing the symptoms of hearing loss is simple…Provide patients the most advanced options available, in a no-pressure, medical practice setting, where you are able to work with your physician and hearing care professionals to select appropriate solutions that will improve your hearing and your quality of life. Whether you are a current user with older technology, or have grown tired of experiencing the negative effects that untreated hearing loss has on your quality of life, we invite you to visit our office to get the facts about hearing loss, and to see (and hear) the benefits that advanced hearing instrument technology can deliver.

Professional Hearing Healthcare Services

  • Board Certified ENT Physician on-site
  • Highly trained hearing instrument specialist. (Click Here to meet our staff)
  • Hearing evaluation and consultation
  • Tinnitus evaluation…(ringing in the ears)
  • Hearing instrument dispensing
  • Custom hearing protection and earmolds
  • Hearing aid accessories and batteries
  • Hearing aid service and repair
  • Repair warranty and loss and damage insurance on all new instruments at no extra charge

Hearing Loss Self-Test

The onset of hearing loss is usually very gradual. It may take place over 25-30 years, or it may happen more rapidly if you are exposed to loud noises at work or through hobbies. Because it usually occurs slowly, you may not even be aware that you have a problem until someone brings it to your attention. Here is a simple test you can take to determine if you have a hearing loss.

1. Do others complain that you watch television with the volume too high?

Yes or No?

2. Do you frequently have to ask others to repeat themselves?

Yes or No?

3. Do you have difficulty understanding what is being said when in groups or noisy situations?

Yes or No?

4. Do you have to sit up front in meetings, church or other social gatherings in order to hear a speaker’s words?

Yes or No?

5. Do you have difficulty understanding women or young children?

Yes or No?

6. Do you have trouble knowing where sounds come from?

Yes or No?

7. Are you unable to understand when someone talks to you from another room?

Yes or No?

8. Have others told you that you don’t seem to hear them?

Yes or No?

9. Do you avoid family gatherings or social situations because you “can’t understand”?

Yes or No?

10. Do you have ringing or other noises (tinnitus) in your ears?

Yes or No?

Click on the icon directly below to download and print the Hearing Loss Self Test.

Hearing Loss  Self Test