Hearing Loss


There are three main categories or types of hearing loss:

Sensorineural hearing loss

Many patients will have a permanent, unrecoverable nerve related hearing loss. These patients will need amplification through hearing aids.

Conductive hearing loss

Some patients will have a hearing loss that can possibly be medically or surgically corrected. These patients will be referred to an Otolaryngologist or ENT for medical evaluation.

Mixed hearing loss

Other patients may have hearing loss that requires a combination of medical treatment and amplification.

About Tinnitus and the Treatment of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is an abnormal perception of a sound which is reported by patients that is unrelated to an external source of stimulation. Read more…

Evaluating your hearing loss

We may use a variety of diagnostic tests including otoscopy, behavioral audiometry, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, and/or otoacoustic emissions, to evaluate your hearing loss.

Expert diagnostic testing provides expert hearing aid fittings. Once we determine your amplification needs, we can recommend the best technology for your loss.

Learn more about hearing loss in the video below.


Established in October of 2008, New River Valley Hearing, Inc. seeks to provide the best hearing healthcare possible and improve our patients’ quality of life. Our mission is to provide excellent customer service, quality reputable products, and the best trained audiological professionals. We are able to provide excellent customer service by holding the patient paramount in all respects. We offer professional and personalized services to patients ranging from infants to seniors. These services range from basic hearing tests to sophisticated computerized evaluations.



Joanne has clinical experience obtained over fifteen years in diagnostic evaluations for hearing and vestibular (balance) disorders, fitting and treatment of hearing loss, and hearing loss prevention and protection.

She has gained experience with every age patient in hospitals, ENT physician clinics, university clinics, audiology clinics, military air wing bases and aircraft carriers, assisted living and nursing homes.

[+][-]Locations & Directions

New River Valley Hearing
616 West Main St., Suite G
Radford, Virginia, 24141
Phone: (540) 731-4327
Fax: (540) 731-4328
Email: nrvhear@shentel.net

New River Valley Hearing
Village Green Complex
201 E. Main St. Suite 9
Floyd, Virginia, 24091
Phone: (540) 745-8327
Fax: (540) 745-8328
Email: nrvhear@shentel.net