Margaret ("Peggy") Tomko, AuD - Audiologist Profile

Margaret ("Peggy") Tomko, AuD


Doctor of Audiology - Ohio University
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American Speech and Hearing Association Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia

About Margaret ("Peggy")

After receiving her bachelor's degree from West Virginia University, Dr. Tomko earned her Doctor of Audiology degree at Ohio University. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Dr. Tomko chose her specialty after a personality test suggested it would be an optimal fit, soon confirmed by education and clinical experience. With patient-centered care as her ultimate goal, she believes that every person deserves respect and individualized health care. She eagerly looks forward to a relationship with each patient, welcoming his or her decision-making involvement.

Dr. Tomko specializes in audiometry (hearing tests), amplification (hearing aids), central auditory processing disorders and auditory working memory. She hopes that rechargeable hearing aids will become more common, and that increased consideration will be given to the relationship between cognition, attention, memory and hearing sensitivity.

An only child from northeast Ohio, Dr. Tomko now loves living near the ocean, rich history and military community in Hampton Roads. Her favorite interests include bird watching, nature and wildlife study, reading, painting, and visiting local museums.

Expert Answers


Which hearing aid is the best for a person who is about 65 years old?

As far as style goes, this truly depends on many factors, including but not limited to the following:The type, severity, and configuration of the person's hearing lossThe... Read more


How far into the canal do I push the little rubber umbrella on my RIC hearing aid?

The little elbow of the RIC wire should be neatly tucked into the notch above the triangular cartilage in front of your ear canal (the tragus), and the wire should be flush... Read more


What are the pros and cons of Phonak's ComPilot, ComPilot II and ComPilot Air II?

The ComPilot is the previous generation of the ComPilot II. The ComPilots have a better battery life than the ComPilot Airs, but are a little bulkier and require you to wear a... Read more


I can hear with my hearing aids but sometimes I have trouble understanding what people are saying...

Have you noticed if there is a pattern to the situations in which you have trouble understanding what people are saying?Hearing aids are an excellent solution to help with... Read more


Are all Starkey, Audibel, and NuEar hearing aids made in Mexico?

Starkey is an American-owned and operated company. Please see this link for more information about this topic, as well as their other brands.


What is the difference between the Starkey Muse 312 and the 312t?

The t typically stands for "telecoil" or "t-coil" for short. To learn more about the telecoil, please read Dr. Sterkens's response to this question. The question is about a... Read more


I have sloping hearing loss that is moderate to severe at high frequencies. I am 47, male. My low...

You may be a candidate for wireless IICs if your ear canal is an adequate size and shape for wireless IICs; if an ear canal is particularly small, sometimes the wireless... Read more


Does the Phonak Vitro B Titanium go far enough into the canal to prevent the echo sound and heari...

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is "maybe". This model does have the capacity to go deep enough into an ear canal to prevent or reduce the "occlusion effect".... Read more


Are hearing aids from the VA locked?

VA hearing aids are not locked, and many other audiologists and hearing aid specialists will be able to tweak the programming. Some hearing healthcare professionals may charge... Read more


What companies make CROS hearing aids?

Starkey, Phonak, Widex, and Signia (Siemens) have CROS technology.


what are the best hearing aids for single sided deafness

There are a few options to consider for this scenario:1) CROS (if the better ear is normal) or BiCROS (if the better ear has a hearing loss as well)2) Osseointegrated hearing... Read more


What hearing aids have special features for tinnitus?

Most modern hearing aid brands have tinnitus features that come standard in their technology. Some have a white or pink type noise, some have soft chimes, and some have... Read more


I hear eight tones in my left ear randomly, what is the cause? I wear the Oticon Opn 1.

It is possible that this is the Oticon Opn equivalent to a car's check engine light. If it continues to happen, take it to your audiologist or hearing aid specialist so they... Read more


Who offers silver zinc rechargeable batteries?

Rechargeable ZPower hearing aids--powered by silver zinc rechargeable batteries--are made by several manufacturers: Starkey, ReSound, Oticon, Unitron. Widex will be releasing a... Read more


My hearing aid just said 'memory' twice and then died. What should I do?

Hi there! If a fresh battery (from a different pack than the one you've been using, because sometimes a whole pack can be full of duds) does not help, I'd recommend taking it... Read more


Why do my Widex Beyond hearing aids crackle when I listen to my iPhone?

This could be a problem with the Bluetooth rather than the hearing aids. Try these tips:Close all of your running apps, including the Widex Beyond app (by double clicking on... Read more


I am deaf in my right ear. I have diminished hearing in my left ear. Is there a hearing aid that ...

What you should look for is CROS technology (the transmitter worn on your right will send the signal "wirelessly" to a hearing aid on the left, and the left hearing aid will... Read more


I am considering upgrading from the Resound Verso to the Resound LiNX2 962. How much improvement ...

I think you will notice a larger difference between the Verso and the LiNX 3D rather than the Verso and the LiNX2.


I'm suffering from tinnitus and hearing loss of maybe 10-20%. Would the Oticon Nera2 would help me?

You may wish to choose a hearing aid that has a tinnitus sound generator feature that comes standard in the device (such as the Oticon Opn, if  you want to stick with the... Read more


My grandparents are in their 90's and are interested in hearing aids, but they are also nervous t...

I agree with Raji Parangad, MAud: having a supportive family plays a huge role in how successful the elderly are with their first set of hearing aids. The use and maintenance... Read more


Is it possible to recommend the right hearing aid based on the hearing test (audiogram) alone?

I would argue that it is not possible to recommend the right hearing aid based on the audiogram alone.When I recommend a hearing aid, I take into account not only the results... Read more

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