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Christopher S. Frink, MS

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Salem

Master of Science, Audiology - Portland State University
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Scot Frink grew up in the field of audiology, his father having started Salem Audiology Clinic in 1981, one of the first private practice...
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About Christopher S.

Scot Frink grew up in the field of audiology, his father having started Salem Audiology Clinic in 1981, one of the first private practice audiology clinics in the United States. Scot obtained his degree in audiology in 2004, but had been involved hearing aid repair since 1990 and dispensing hearing aids since 1995. He previously worked as regional trainer for Phonak Hearing systems from 1999 – 2001 in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, before returning to private practice in 2002. He has presented numerous seminars on technology and practice development for state associations in his region, and currently owns his own practice in Salem, Oregon. He is passionate about assisting the hearing impaired, serving on the Oregon State Hearing Aid Licensing Board since 2002, with a strong focus on consumer rights. When not at Salem Audiology Clinic, he spends time with his family at home. Yes, his children all have red hair.  He is currently working on his doctorate through AT Still Univeristy.

Expert Answers

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Which in-the-ear hearing aids are best for moderate-to-profound hearing loss? I'm a 45 year-old l...

And here is yet another answer for your consideration!  All of the previous answers provide great information, but the primary considerations based on your question would be... Read more

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What's the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist?

The primary differences between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist (or "dispensers") is their level of training and scope of practice.  Audiologists have either... Read more

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Are the new Oticon Opn hearing aids really that much better in background noise? I am considering...

I have a different take on this compared to the previous two answers (but still gave them "Thumbs Up" votes for their good answers!). To me, it depends on how long you've... Read more

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What can cause a hearing aid, such as the Phonak Virto v90, to raise and lower volume randomly wh...

Most new hearing aid technology now features automatic analysis of your listening environment to react to background noise and take measures when this occurs in order to... Read more

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Over the past week, I have been experiencing imbalance when I walk. It’s worse when I bend over. ...

As Kristi indicated, a full audiological evaluation is warranted.  Your primary care physician should be notified and you should request a referral to see an audiologist who... Read more

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I have a 60% hearing loss in my left ear and no hearing in my right ear. What kind of hearing ai...

I'm late to this answer (as usual), so will have to compensate with a lot of detail.  :)Short answer first:  As everyone else has indicated, use of a BiCROS system would likely... Read more

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What types of hearing aids does the VA offer?

To add to what Kathryn said, the VA only fits top-level technology.  This is primarily because they fit 20% of the hearing aids in the United States--10% of the hearing aids in... Read more

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Who fits hearing aids?

There are two difference professionals who are qualified to fit hearing aids:  audiologists and hearing instrument specialists.  They have overlapping scopes of practice, but... Read more

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How long do the batteries last in the Halo 2 hearing aids?

My experience with the battery life for Halo2 hearing aids is that they last about 7-10 days, based on full-time use (12+hours per day).  This can be affected by the amount of... Read more

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Is there a product I can purchase to reduce the chance of losing my hearing aids? I lead a very a...

The ReSound Linx instruments have a feature in them that won't prevent you from losing your hearing aids, but do have a feature to help you find them if they do become lost.... Read more

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Which hearing aids have the best directional microphones?

Timothy provides a good answer which I agree with, in that all manufacturers are typically using the same microphones, supplied by Knowles Electronics.  It's what the... Read more

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Are there any differences between the Resound hearing aids sold at Costco and other Resound heari...

The ReSound Cala is essentially the same as the ReSound Linx2-9 product, with the exception of the absence of the tinnitus management feature.  Costco generally gets its... Read more

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I am looking to get hearing aids for my grandmother, but I was wondering, are there any traveling...

There is a demand for home-based services and with good reason, as many who need hearing healthcare aren't ambulatory enough to travel to an audiologisst or dispenser's office.... Read more

Find Christopher S.

Salem Audiology Clinic
3857 Wolverine St. NE #16C
Salem, Oregon 97305
United States of America

Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Veterans Hearing Evaluations

Otoacoustic Emission Evaluations

Tinnitus Assessments

Tinnitus Counseling

Musician's Earplugs

Musician's In-Ear-Monitors

Hearing Aid Repairs

Tympanometry Evaluations

Real Ear Measurements

Noise Protection Earplugs