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.
Sensorineural hearing loss is a reduced sensitivity to sound from damage, malfunction, or malformation in the sensory and/or neural auditory pathways. This can occur within the... Read more
From the feedback I have received thus far, I would have to say YES. My patients have all been thrilled with their Oticon Opn devices. They have a variety of experiences with... Read more
Both of these devices can be excellent. Which one is better for you would depend on a variety of factors that you would need to discuss with your audiologist. I have patients... Read more
There could be several reasons that device is beeping and this may be dependent on the type of device that you have. Reasons could include: losing connection to it's partner, a... Read more
In addition to quicker processing and bandwidth which leads to brighter sound quality and understanding in a non-distored inner ear, the Venture line of Phonak devices has... Read more
This is a common question with a very complex answer. Depends if you're paying just for hearing aids or if you're also paying for your care. Imagine the dentist giving you wire... Read more
Patients have a legal right under HIPAA to a copy of their medical records. Many healthcare providers, including audiologists, will provide a patient's test results/records at... Read more
You have what is referred to as "aural fullness" and it can be a symptom of several underlying causes such as illness, allergies, temporary pressure changes, etc. Since this... Read more
Yes, it does matter. The technology is not as tailored to you and your body if it is not properly programmed to you. Real-ear measurements (REM) have been shown in the research... Read more
The iPhone connects directly to the Oticon Opn platform for phone calls and music and has streaming to both ears. For phone calls, you still have to use the mouth piece of your... Read more
Yes there is. It is called a CROS or a BiCROS system. A CROS system is used if the hearing in your non-deaf ear has hearing within normal limits. A BiCROS system is used if... Read more
No, hearing aids are not safe to wear while hunting with firearms. If you are hunting with a non-noise generating weapon, feel free to wear your hearing aids. While the hearing... Read more
Learn about how Dr. Alexandra Tarvin, Board Certified Audiologist of Elevate Audiology- Hearing and Tinnitus Center in Easley, SC 29642, found audiology, why it means so much to her, and why it continues to drive her to be the best she can be for her patients and the audiology community.
Learn about 3 easy ways to help a loved one with hearing loss. Hear Dr. Alexandra Tarvin with Elevate Audiology - Hearing and Tinnitus Center in Easley, SC 29642 explain in this video.