COKATO, MN – Have you heard about the new hearing aid business in Cokato?
After more than a decade in the industry, 1995 Dassel-Cokato High School graduate Travis Simonson has started Minnesota Hearing Solutions in his hometown.
“I’m excited about it,” Simonson said. “I’ve wanted to get my own practice going for a long time.”
Simonson is a licensed hearing instrument specialist, which means he is qualified to diagnose and correct hearing issues.
The key test to determine an individual’s hearing threshold levels is puretone audiometry. The data shows the type, degree, and configuration of the hearing loss, measuring how well a person can hear sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
The outer ear is examined with a video otoscope. Using a small camera, Simonson is able to detect issues such as fluid accumulation, eardrum damage, or excessive earwax.
“My equipment is portable, so I’m able to do in-home visits if needed,” Simonson said. He also offers on-site patient care at nursing homes and other facilities.
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