Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center
Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions a hearing impaired person can make.
At Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center, our goal is to provide you the best possible hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We provide a comprehensive array of services related to evaluation, rehabilitation and prevention of hearing impairment. These services include:
-Comprehensive hearing evaluations
-Hearing aid fitting and counseling
-Neuromonics and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy for the treatment of ringing in the ears and sound sensitivity.
Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center tests your hearing, selects and dispenses the hearing instrument best to meet your needs, in addition to providing support, counseling and service of the hearing system. At Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center, we are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.
I can't say enough good thing about Dr. Patty Kalmbach and her whole entire office.
I'm only 28 years old with no known history of hearing damage, ear infections or anything. Perfectly normal hearing wise. My hearing was astute until about 4 months ago.
About 4 months ago, I pretty much woke up with a loud ringing in both my ears. It took me weeks between regular PCP office visits, ENT's, dentists, hearing specialists, MRI's, CT scans, hearing tests, blood work and to no end did I find a reason why I have the ringing other than simple minor hearing loss with LOUD ringing. I was told by almost everyone that it's something you have to live with. YOU DO NOT.
I woke up to ringing one day with no known cause. I also have researched it looking for any relief. Noise machines work in the immediate but once the white noise is gone (if you're lucky enough for the ringing to be masked) the ringing comes right back more noticeable.
No one talks about this like they should. 1 out of 5 people generally suffer from some degree of tinnitus. Some people they aren't bothered by it and some people are driven crazy by it. I couldn't sleep, I was depressed, was barely able to work or even enjoy a single moment of relaxation.
Dr. Patty set me up with Widex brand hearing aids with a Zen program. Plays a light piano/wind-chime noise that gives pretty much immediate relief. In the long term, it's supposed to train my brain into not being bothered by it so much. THE FIRST DAY I fell in love with these hearing aids. My hearing isn't so bad where I need the amplification but it certainly helps even without the Zen program. (By the way, they very small hearing aids and I can listen to music and stream any audio from my phone, computer or TV that has a Bluetooth connection.)
YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUFFER. I'm a young guy who is healthy otherwise and this came out of no where. There are other options for tinnitus that Dr. Patty Kalmbach has to offer but this works for me and I love it. If insurance is an issue, they take Care Credit as well and most people are approved within 5 minutes. Seriously. Dr. Patty Kalmbach saved my life which is a strong but accurate statement.
Francine Plavnick, Denver
I started the process of working with Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing a year ago and have had an AMAZING experience with their treatment. I was overwhelmed by tinnitus and could not sleep or function because of the noise. I started the procedure using the Haven protocol and am happy to say that it was a success. Follow the instructions, do your homework and it really works. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and caring and will work with you throughout your treatment.
A breath of fresh air!
Imagine: a business where you are welcome, respected, serviced graciously and professionally by competent people .. even if you're not family or wearing a 5 karat diamond ring.
It's easy these days to forget that such businesses -- which, in my opinion, should be the norm ... if only because such an approach is invaluable in order for a business to grow and become successful -- still exist. They're so few and far between.
So ... here's my story:
I couldn't figure out why my 93-year-old father's hearing aid wasn't working. He kept buying new batteries -- by the boatload! I examined the device, and all I could think of was that the battery wasn't making a good connection.
I was with my father and we happened to be in the Porter's Hospital vicinity and saw the sign for Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center. I thought, ''Since we're right here, I might as well go in'', but I wasn't looking forward to it. It gets tiresome to always be greeting by persons who are as much as saying, ''Why are you bothering me?'' Like the wizard of Oz tells Dorothy, ''Come back in ten years''.
I walked in and was greeted by Morgan, who was the office manager. She was sitting at a reception desk, so I naturally assumed that she was the receptionist. I was all ready for her to say something like, ''Our knowledgeable person is out of the office right now. Could you come back in ten years?''
Anyway ... nothing could be further than the truth. On the contrary, she took my father's hearing aid, and without my having to go through the labor of trying to get her interested enough in my case so as to not tell me to come back in 10 years, she examined it, showed me exactly what was wrong with it, proceeded to go fix it, gave it back to me ... all in the space of about 10 minutes. And it wasn't that easy a task, either. She had to wrestle with the hearing aid, twist it, cajole it, cut it, glue it, and clean it.
She was cheerful, interested, knowledgeable, and energetic.
Like I said ... a breath of fresh air; a rare find.
Don't go anywhere else for this kind of work. You don't need to.