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Audiology & Hearing Aid Services

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital has an audiologist on staff providing many hearing-related services. Audiologist Sharlene Schmidt, M.S. is a native of Saskatchewan, Canada, and practices in Glasgow, Montana. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders and a Master of Science Degree in Audiology.

Contact Us
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You can reach Audiology at (406) 228-3530.

What Should I Expect at My Appointment?

Comprehensive hearing tests are performed in a sound-treated booth. After visiting with the patient and considering their thoughts, concerns, and communication needs, Sharlene makes the best recommendations 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.

Provided services include:

  • Hearing tests and screenings for ALL ages
  • Hearing aid selection and verification
  • In the Fall, we offer hearing tests in the schools along the Hi-Line region from Westby to Chinook, testing students in grades Kindergarten through 1st grade and 9th or 10th grade. Students with known hearing losses are monitored annually, and new students are also screened.
  • In the Spring, FMDH Audiology participates with the Glasgow Public Schools to provide community pre-school Child Find screenings.
  • Custom hearing protection for hunters, pilots, construction workers, farmers, and others who are exposed to loud noise
  • Industrial testing for local businesses who would like to provide that service to their employees

Sharlene travels to Malta, Montana monthly for the provision of services. She has a good working relationship with Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist Dr. Brett Bennion, who also holds a clinic in Glasgow, Montana, every 2 weeks.

Hearing Aid Maintenance

The hearing aid industry has changed drastically compared with options from 20 years ago when audiology services were first available in Glasgow. Hearing aids need regular checkups to ensure that they are working properly. If your hearing levels have changed, reprogramming a hearing aid to meet your current needs may be an option, or new hearing aids may be necessary. Sharlene is willing to help with all concerns. She is dedicated to her patients and will always help her patients get the most benefit possible. Hearing aids do not restore hearing levels to 100%, but they can and do make a difference in communication needs.