About The Scholl Center:
The Scholl Center was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jacque Scholl. Dr. Scholl created the clinic in an effort to provide much-needed hearing health services to Tulsa, OK, and the surrounding areas.
Our audiology clinic is unique in the fact that we focus on the whole patient. Our clinicians work with your primary care physician to provide the best medical care available for you. Optimal hearing health is our goal for every patient, and we provide this through doctorate level clinicians and audiologists, exceptional patient care, and service.
3105 S. Harvard Ave., Tulsa, OK 74135
Partners with ABLE Tech:
Device Short-Term Loan
Partnership Success Story
Masks have certainly impacted those with hearing impairments. The Scholl Center, who partners with ABLE Tech’s Device Demonstrations and Short-Term Loan Program, has seen this firsthand. The Scholl Center has had an increase in patient calls and appointments since COVID-19 began. For people with hearing loss, there is frequently a dependence on visual cues – such as lip reading and facial expressions. Typical masks have made lip-reading and other visual cues impossible to do for a person with hearing loss. In addition, the volume of speech is decreased by 3-12 dB depending on the mask as it mutes the projection of one’s voice with the mask.
The Scholl Center has also seen patients, who wear hearing aids, experience difficulties when removing masks as this often causes hearing aids to fall out. The Scholl Center has found some creative solutions to help patients. Some of those solutions include recommending accessories for hearing aids to help increase the volume for television, and in-person meetings, by providing additional ear-level sound receivers. For non-hearing aid wearers, the Scholl Center recommends AT such as a personal sound amplification system.