Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Audiology Clinic has a audiologist on staff and provides many hearing related services. Sharlene Schmidt, M.S. Audiologist is a native of Canada and practices in Glasgow Montana.
What is an audiologist?
What should I expect at my appointment?
Comprehensive hearing tests in a sound treated booth are performed. After visiting with the patient and considering their thoughts and communication needs I make the best recommendation possible for that individual. Trial periods are available and necessary. It takes time to work with patients to get the best possible results so they can enjoy the benefit of hearing in most environments. After patients are tested and diagnosed with a hearing impairment a hearing aid may be recommended. Sharlene works with all types of hearing aids. She can assess, repair, and clean all types of hearing aids and works with a variety of hearing aid companies.
What services are provided?
The services provided by Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Audiology are hearing tests and screenings for all ages, hearing aid selection and verification. Sharlene provides hearing tests each fall in the schools from Westby to Dodson Montana, testing students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade and 9th or 10th grade. Teachers and parents can also request a student be tested if they suspect a problem. Students with known hearing losses are monitored annually and new students are screened also. In the spring, FMDH Audiology participates with the Valley County Health Department to provide community pre-school Child Find screenings. Sharlene travels to Malta Montana, on a monthly basis for provision of services in conjunction with Dr. Bennion to ensure thorough care and prompt accessibility of services in that location. Sharlene has a good working relationship with Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist Dr. Brett Bennion who also holds clinic in Glasgow Montana every two weeks.
"If you have a problem with your hearing aid or if your hearing changes I will be right here to help you. My goal has always been to meet or exceed my patients expectations. I want to give people the best chance to hear things around them. Life is too short to miss out."
Sharlene Schmidt, M.S. Audiologist
Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital
406-228-3500 extension 3530.