Sarah Chipman, AuD - Doctor of Audiology Profile
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Sarah Chipman, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

Doctor of Audiology - University of Utah
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Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology American Academy of Audiology American Speech and Hearing Association

About Sarah

I graduated from Brigham Young University with both my B.S. and M.S. degrees in audiology. After finishing my clinical fellowship year with Wasatch Audiology in Provo and American Fork, UT, I began working for Family Audioloy in 2004. I moved to our Tanner Clinic location in 2006 where I still work in Layton, UT. I have a husband and 4 children, I "speak" ASL and a smattering of German and Italian, and enjoy playing lots of instruments, singing in choirs, and tend to stay up way too late reading books. Professionally, I test and serve babies, children, and adults for hearing testing, balance testing, and treatment with hearing aids and information about other resources like captioned telephones and assistive listening devices that work in venues like churches, classrooms, and theaters.

Expert Answers

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

There are already lots of great answers here regarding the education, training, and scope of practice differences between audiologists and hearing aid dispensers. I want to... Read more

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How well does the ReSound LiNX2 9 RIE 62 work with an Android smartphone? Are there any limitatio...

Dan Schwartz's answer was very thorough. The shorter answer: any cell phone will work with the ReSound LiNX or LiNX2 wireless hearing aids if you have a ReSound phone clip. You... Read more

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Will Donald Trump help bring down the cost of hearing aids?

The President of the United States doesn't have direct control over the price of hearing aids.  He can nominate secretaries who oversee departments like the FDA and the FTC and... Read more

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I have severe to profound loss. Hearing aid companies are boasting about advances in feedback can...

It depends on your ear shape and your hearing loss.  If you have normal or mild hearing loss in the low frequencies, no more than moderate hearing loss i in the mid... Read more

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What is the typical cost to have used hearing aids adjusted for a new owner?

It definitely varies by location. In my office, it would be $400, which would include the fitting of the hearing aids to the new owner and at least one follow-up visit within a... Read more

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What are real ear measurements? Is it worth spending an extra $1000 for?

Which professional do you trust to do a more thorough job of fitting you correctly and taking proper care of you over the years? The one who tests the volume of the hearing... Read more

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I feel like I am hearing my heartbeat in my ears. It's driving me crazy. What should I do?

See an audiologist and probably also an ENT physician. It could be due to a number of issues from wax clogging your ears enough to make your pulse echo, fluid trapped behind... Read more

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I have Widex hearing aids. While walking and streaming music from my iPhone the hearing aid furth...

The Bluetooth wireless signal has a short wavelength. Your body can get in the way of it and disrupt the signal - Bluetooth doesn't wrap around objects like some longer... Read more

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What are the best ear plugs for comfort and noise protection?

It depends entirely on what you are doing. Custom earplugs from an audiologist are made to the exact contours of your ear and are very comfortable and will last for a year or... Read more

Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Pediatric Hearing Evaluations

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Pediatric Hearing Aid Fittings

Otoacoustic Emission Evaluations

Dizziness and Balance Evaluations

Positional Dizziness Treatment

Musician's Earplugs

Musician's In-Ear-Monitors

Ear, Nose, and Throat Services

Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Assistance Technology

Tympanometry Evaluations

Real Ear Measurements

Noise Protection Earplugs