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Alexandra Tarvin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Easley

Doctor of Audiology - University of South Florida
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About Alexandra

Dr. Alexandra Tarvin is originally from Queens, NY and grew up in central Florida. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida and her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida. Dr. Tarvin completed her residency at a not-for-profit audiology institute in Louisville, Kentucky where she practiced all audiology specialties and focused on adult diagnostics and treatment. She started her career at a private practice in Greenville, SC for 3.5 years. She is a twice published researcher completing her audiology doctoral project, entitled Acceptable Noise Level and Hearing Aid Noise Reduction, which has also been presented at multiple conferences. Dr. Tarvin is a Certified Fellow of the Tinnitus Practitioners Association specializing in tinnitus and sound sensitivity, current Past-President of the South Carolina Academy of Audiology, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and an active member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband Brennan and dog Colby.

Expert Answers

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What is sensorineural hearing loss?

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I am 62 and new to hearing aids. My test shows loss in mid-range freq. I have to turn the TV up a...

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Why does my hearing aid keep beeping? It's not the low battery sound.

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How much do hearing aids cost?

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I found the same hearing aids $1000 cheaper but the more expensive audiologist runs a test called...

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Is there a sound receiver for my deaf ear that can send sound to my hearing ear?

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Find Alexandra

Elevate Audiology
838 Powdersville Road
Suite L
Easley, South Carolina 29642
United States of America
(864) 442-5555
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Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Free Hearing Screenings

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Earwax Removal

Tinnitus Assessments

Tinnitus Counseling

Musician's Earplugs

Musician's In-Ear-Monitors

Nursing Home Care

Hearing Loop Demos

Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Assistance Technology

Tympanometry Evaluations

Real Ear Measurements

Noise Protection Earplugs

Video Otoscopy

Unbundled Hearing Aid Pricing