As Hearing Care Associates, a division of Fritsch Otology, our goal is to enhance the quality of life through better hearing. Listening and hearing are two of the most important aspects of human communication that enable us to understand each other and the world around us. Our audiologists strive to provide quality hearing care for our patients by offering the most current hearing aid technology and superior service. We are dedicated to providing the best professional care based on the unique needs of each of our patients.
Dr. Michael Fritsch is a board-certified expert, recognized both nationally and internationally, in the treatment of ear disease, inner ear, and skull based surgery. He invented the technique of “Incisionless Otoplasty” for lop ear deformity and is an expert in Salivary Endoscopy and Lithotripsy. Dr. Fritsch achieved distinction as Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Medical Center. He serves on the review board of six scientific journals and has been named in “Best Doctors in America”, “America’s Top Doctors”, and in the Consumer Council’s ‘Top Otology-Neurotology Surgeons”. Dr. Fritsch has written three medical books titled “Congenital and Early Onset Hearing Loss”, “Atlas of Paranasal Sinus Surgery”, and “Sialendoscopy and Lithotripsy”. Additionally, he has written over 40 scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles and is regularly invited to give oral presentations about his scientific research.
Sylvia spent five years in the public schools as a Speech, Language and Hearing pathologist prior to graduating with her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Ball State University. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in a variety of medical settings where her responsibilities included comprehensive audiometric evaluations for both adult and pediatric populations, auditory brainstem testing, electronystagmography, hearing aid fitting and maintenance and supervision of audiologists and support staff. Sylvia enjoys the challenge of finding solutions for those with hearing difficulties to help improve their lifestyle. Her favorite activities include spending time with her husband, son, family and friends, traveling the back roads and reading.
From evaluations to consultations to fittings to custom-made devices and more, we can help you with all of your hearing care needs.
Hearing impaired individuals can also suffer from a very unsettling condition known as tinnitus (ringing in the ears.) State-of-the-art hearing aids are now capable of combining hearing instrument technology with innovative tinnitus management systems.
Hearing impaired individuals who are exposed to extremely humid and/or dusty environments now experience less hearing aid malfunction due to those factors. Most modern digital hearing aid technology is highly water resistant and waterproof models are available.
FDA Guidelines, Medical Devices, Hearing Aids
How’s Your Hearing? Ask an Audiologist
Wireless/Bluetooth Communication Devices
Early Intervention of Hearing Loss
St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services
American Academy of Audiology
American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association
Indiana Speech, Hearing, and Language Association
Why Fritsch Otology?