Drive-in Clinic: The Fast, Effective,
Contact-Free Way to Gain Hearing Care

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we go about our daily lives has changed. Whether shopping in a grocery store or picking up a prescription, it’s been important to keep our distance from others and stop the spread of the virus.

In response, Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates developed a brand-new service, the Drive-in Clinic. This offered patients a safe method to receive hearing care assistance from the security of their vehicles.

Since then, the Drive-in Clinic has grown in popularity. Audiologists have dispensed support and assistance to hundreds of people, whilst patients have loved its ease and convenience

Today, the Drive-in Clinic is an indispensable part of Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates’ comprehensive approach to advanced care.

What is the Drive-in Clinic?

To boil it down, the Drive-in Clinic is similar to many other drive-thru services – like when you pick up burgers or coffee on the go from your favorite vendor.

The main difference? Instead of fast-food, specialists at Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates provide you with a contact-free way of receiving hearing help and support.

This includes:

  • Hearing Aid Clean and Checks
  • Hearing Aid Programming and Calibration
  • Hearing Screenings and Re-evaluation of Hearing
  • Telehealth Sessions
  • Remote Programming Sessions

You can receive all these services from the comfort and safety of your vehicle, with members of the team ready to assist you at the clinic.

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Schedule Your Drive-In Audiology Appointment

All you need to do is click the link, select ‘Drive-In Hearing Aid Service’ and follow the prompts. You can then visit the Drive-in Clinic, and we’ll be ready and waiting to give you a friendly welcome!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How Does a Hearing Test in My Car Work?

The COVID-19 outbreak has made many ordinary tasks seem strange and unfamiliar. But with brand-new technology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates can conduct professional hearing tests without the need for a walk-in sound booth.

This takes place using noise-canceling headphones and a sanitized tablet. With a few simple taps, your hearing will be accessed.

Following this, you’ll get the results within seconds. You can then discuss them confidentially with your audiologists, and they’ll adjust any of your existing devices accordingly.

Q: What’s the Average Wait Time?

After you arrive at the office, a member of the team will be ready to assist you in less than three minutes.

Most hearing aid service appointments take roughly 20-30 minutes.

But a hearing aid programming session may take 30-45 minutes, and an evaluation appointment may take up to 60 minutes.

However, if all you need is a simple clean and check, the process will be much speedier.

Q: Can Others Be in The Car with Me?

Loved ones can be in the car during a visit. In fact, it’s something that we’re happy to see at the Drive-in Clinic.

But we don’t advise that you bring hungry children or grandchildren in the car if you’re coming for a lengthy appointment. As no one should leave the vehicle at any time, we’ve found this can be problematic!

Q: How Does It Work?

Currently, all appointments must be scheduled in advance. Once you have an agreed time, you just need to drive to the clinic.

Most patients can park on the street in front of the clinic or in the parking lot.

However, those who specifically need hearing aid programming or hearing testing can only park in the parking lot.

Once you arrive, either call or text the office at (541)-612-7555 or ring the doorbell located at the elevator in our parking lot

After this, all you need to do is share what vehicle you are in and a member of the team will come back to you within a matter of minutes. Your audiologist will then promptly assist you with your hearing concern, through a guided experience.

Access to fantastic hearing care has never been simpler.

Q: How Do I Schedule A Drive-In Clinic Visit?

If you would like a convenient, contact-free service, then the Drive-in Clinic is ideally suited to you.

All you need to do is call the office, and the team will find a timeslot that meets your needs.  You can also ‘schedule your appointment’ online.

You can then visit the Drive-in Clinic, and we’ll be ready and waiting to give you a friendly welcome!


With hearing loss impacting 1 in 5 of us, the data suggests that at least one special person in our lives are struggling with hearing loss. The challenge is that it's often difficult for these people to admit that they have a challenge with their hearing or be open to seeking help.

That's why we have developed a free white-paper to help you to understand the different ways that you can support a loved one and encourage them to get the help that they need.

Erika’s Story

I’m Erika. I love learning about new technology, particularly with technology designed to help people hear and connect to their families, friends and community. I first learned about the Jabra Enhance Plus 18 months ago in a tech talk related to OTC hearing aids. OTC stands for “over-the-counter”; this was driven by the PCAST report (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) that was published in 2016 and was rejuvenated by Biden’s Executive to the FDA to develop regulations and labeling on a new classification of non-prescription hearing aids that would be available to purchase by consumers without professional engagement.

The purpose was to introduce lower cost entry to hearing aids for consumers. This is opening a whole new pipeline of devices from manufacturers of consumer electronics to manufacturers of medical devices to get into the lucrative market of entry level amplification. Bose had launched their new “hearing aid” which was a terrible flop, it didn’t have rechargeability, it had a ton of feedback (whistling), it didn’t even have basic streaming features. Signia launched a product, Apple Air pods added transparency mode and developed an app to “test” your hearing to apply mild gain to your Air Pod Pros, and Resound’s research team partnered with GN’s consumer electronic group that makes Jabra products to develop a hybrid hearing aid/consumer electronic sometimes referred to as a Hearable, PSAP (Personal Sound Amplifier), or and OTC hearing aid. Other companies have come out with products that they are marketing as hearing aids, the FDA has been playing whack-a-mole with these illegally labeled products. Whatever you may call the widget, it is an electronic device that is not programmed by a licensed hearing health care professional.

I was awarded a slot to participate in a pilot project to evaluate the Jabra Enhance Plus product before it was released commercially to the public. I have been wearing the device for the last 10 days. I have about 4 pages of feedback for the developers for the app and also the device itself. Here is my pro/con list.

Pros: The size and fit. It doesn’t look anything like a hearing aid, it is like a small button Bluetooth or wireless earbud. There is nothing hanging out of the ear to catch on masks. The green, faded yellow and red indicator lights on the device and the charger are intuitive ways to alert to battery life. The little charging case holds a charge even when it is not plugged in. It is easily portable, fits great in a pocket of my purse so I have them with me. The streaming is pretty seamless. The app controls are deceivingly simple, it seems like there should be more, but it is really just the volume up and down. They were a lot more comfortable to wear while reclining and listening to streaming audio than other wireless earbuds that I have used. It was easy to switch to a call while streaming. They enhanced listening when I was watching TV.

Cons: The built-in personalization didn’t seem to customize the sound; The filter setting was something that I wanted to change frequently, but it is a buried feature in the app. The fit was sort of uncomfortable in one ear and the selection of domes were not adequate. The occlusion effect for my own body noises was significant. My voice sounded too far away for people on the other end of the phone call. The sound quality for phone calls and streaming audio was inferior to other wireless earbuds that I use. I struggled in noisy situations to hear other people over my own body sounds. They move a lot in my ears with talking. They don’t connect to my computer, so going between zoom meetings and phone calls or other activities was cumbersome and I have to switch devices. My overall assessment is that there is a place in the consumer electronic world for these cute little hearing enhancers, but they will not yet replace my wireless earbuds. I look forward to future software updates that will hopefully improve and expand usability (like connecting to my PC for zoom calls).

Tom’s Story
Tom was not as happy as Donna after his 10 days with the devices. He much preferred his own hearing aids. He did like that his mask never got caught on them. His biggest issue was that he got whistling from them when he turned them up loud enough for him to hear the TV. He did enjoy the streaming capabilities. He struggled the most with pairing the devices, which may have been because he used his Bluetooth a lot for other things and the Jabra devices did not seem to respond well to intermittent connectivity.
Donna’s Story
Donna wore the devices for 10-12 hours everyday for ten days. She loved how much better she heard in group settings and in conversations with friends and family. She mentioned that after a long day she did notice that her ears would get a little sore and she thought maybe a smaller prescription hearing aid would be better for her long term, but she thought these self fitting hearing aids were great and easy to use. She would definitely consider buying them and even had several of her friends ask where they could buy them.
Linda’s Story

Linda wore the Jabra Enhance Plus 5-6 hours a day. Mostly while watching TV. She loved how much easier it was to hear the dialogue on TV. She also enjoyed hearing her husband more easily while they were having conversations. She had little difficulty connecting the devices to her app, the most difficult part of the connection that Linda had was remembering her apple password. She was really impressed with the product and the price.

Beth Story

Beth wears the Jabra Enhance Plus about an hour a day, primarily for streaming while exercising. She loves the quality of the streaming for phone calls and listening to audio books. She tried the devices in a restaurant with friends, but really struggled to adapt to her own voice and thought that it was actually harder to focus on the voices she wanted to hear over some of the other environment sounds being amplified. She really didn’t find them helpful in the classroom like she had hoped, but she admitted that only tried them once in that setting.

Jan’s Story
I'm Jan. I have enjoyed being part of this new technology. After day two I did experience right ear canal discomfort and was not able to wear the device for a few days. I feel if the device was a little bit smaller it would be more comfortable for me. I felt muffled and my own voice was hollow. After a few days I didn't notice it as much. I am not totally comfortable with new technology but found the setup for Jabra to be easy. The charging was easy, and the hearing test was relatively easy. I have normal hearing, therefore did not experience a lot of amplification. I found the app was user friendly. I would recommend them to someone who had a mild to moderate hearing loss that could not afford hearing aids.