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Jordan VanHemert
· August 15, 2017
My hearing is one of my greatest assets and critical to my job as a professional musician and professor. As a musician who spends a good deal of time situated in front of brass sections and drummers (...no offense intended), I have become very aware of the need to protect my hearing and very serious about doing it.

Today, I picked up some earasers, a great high-fidelity earplug, and I could not recommend them more highly. The fit is great and the material feels very comfortable in my ears. I am comfortable wearing them for long periods of time without irritation. However, most importantly, the sound is crystal clear.There is less occlusion to the sound than the earplugs I was using before, and the feeling is very close to how I feel when I play without earplugs (less echo in my head). I used them when practicing today with great success, and I am glad to be using them instead of my old earplugs at my pit gig tomorrow night. Obviously, there is a bit of an adaptation to having something in one's ears, and they will always sound different, but the attenuation is very flat and the sound is close enough that adapting is fairly easy.

I would gladly pay more than the cost of these for this product, but luckily they are very cost effective at approximately $40/pair. Compared to the immense cost of hearing aids, I would consider them quite worth it. For my friends with custom-fit earplugs, these might not be quite as good in terms of fit, but for my friends who are considering hearing protection or using foam earplugs, I highly recommend these.

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology as my audiologist. Dr. Dokianakis understands every musician's need to not only be protected from loud sounds but also have crystal clear hearing. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Nobody is paying me to say these things -- I just want to recognize someone who I have trusted to protect my most valuable resource: my ears.

I am thrilled to have Dr. Dokianakis looking out for my hearing. I could not recommend him more highly.
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Tom VanderPlow
· May 12, 2017
Above AND beyond!!! If you are not hearing what you should, it's time you get with these folks! They will give your life back to you! That's what they did for me! I recently got hearing aids and a ...new lease on life! I cannot believe how many "sounds" I was not hearing....it is truly amazing!!! Dr. D is amazing! I had a problem with one of my aids today (turned out to be wax....) and Dr. D was away at a training session....he came back to his office after to care for my problem! That is priceless! I can't thank you enough Dr. D!

Are you experiencing loss of communication with family and friends because you can't hear that well? What are you waiting for.......contact Holland Doctor's of Audiology immediately! They will take care of the problem! I guarantee it!
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Kath Markland
· February 4, 2018
Dr, Carra has worked diligently to help me achieve the highest level of hearing available to me. I appreciate her effort and kindness.
Samantha Matthews
· April 7, 2017
My daughter had been seeing Dr. Cara Rasmussen when she was at Spectrum Audiology in Grand Haven. When she moved to Holland it was a no brainer to follow her to her next adventure! She is incredibly k...nowledgeable, is unbelievably amazing with kids and genuinely cares for her patients. The office in Holland is beautiful! The staff makes you feel right at home and is very personable which is hard to find now a days at a doctors office. You don't leave feeling like you should have been sent out on a conveyor belt! Absolutely recommend this practice for ALL ages! See More
Lisa McDonald Foy
· February 1, 2017
I cannot not say enough about how wonderful this office is! The staff is amazing and always kind and helpful. Dr. Dokianakis is not only extremely knowledgeable but also takes his time to treat his pa...tients with respect and kindness. It was difficult to find out my second grade daughter had severe hearing loss, but Dr. Dokianakis has helped us to feel empowered and confident about the future. As a fourth grader now, she looks forward to her appointments and she is considering being an audiologist herself one day! See More
Richard Capotosto
· February 23, 2017
I strongly recommend Holland Audiology for hospitality, professionalism and very informative care.
At 60 years old I decided to get a baseline exam of my hearing and establish a relationship that woul...d offer me the best hearing health as I grow older.
Dr. Dokianakis tested me and explained the results clearly, and explained exactly what I could do to maintain optimum hearing. First class operation !
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Bernie Engels
· February 20, 2017
My wife and I met with Dr. Dokianakis about two weeks ago to gain more information about how to manage my hearing loss and tinnitus. This health issue has been something I have been battling for the ...better part of 2 decades now, so, suffice to say that I have a good knowledge base in this area. Not only was I impressed with Dr. D's extensive knowledge of tinnitus and how it is exacerbated by hearing loss, but also with his ability to communicate the information to my wife and I. I have already put into use one of his recommendations for better sleep, and have seen its benefit. It's my personal opinion that his clinic and staff are the "go to" professionals for consultation and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus. See More
Marty Modrak
· May 22, 2014
Dr. Dokianakis has done great wonders for my dad Ken Modrak. He can hear birds, crickets, my Mom and I, and even the sound that your hand makes as you slide it across the table (the little and big thi...ngs that everyone takes for granted) again which is a great benefit, but the best thing of all Dr. Dokianakis has helped him learn to manage his Tinnitus with the hearing devices. And they are not done yet. There is still room for improvement with managing his Tinnitus. It is a great pleasure to meet and get to know Dr. Dokianakis and the great staff. Every one is very friendly and always welcoming. Thank you to everyone at Holland Doctors of Audiology. See More
Kathleen Johnson
March 28, 2013
I want to thank the good Doctor for moving his practice to the Holland area. My Mother went to several audiologists and they just gave her hearing a cursory exam and then tried to sell her a hearing a...id. Same with my husband (he has had 3 other hearing aids that did not help him hear), but this doctor took time to thoroughly examine both of these people who are dear to me and prescribed the right aid for each of them. When we were in his office and my Mom has in her correct aides for the first time, the furnace in the building came on and my mom was surprised she could actually hear it. She was hearing things that she had not heard in years. I love this doctor and sincerely hope he is still here if and when I need help. See More
De Jong
· October 28, 2013
My mother is a patient there. I was the one who took her to Dr. D on the recommendation of my minister who was happy with his hearing aids. Mother had poor luck with hearing aids before and had spent ...a ton of money. Where you go DOES make a difference!!! She is now super pleased and so am I :-)
The Doctor is very professional, patient and kind to mom. You know that he really listens to you and cares. Testing was the most thorough she's ever had! The hearing aids we got cost about $5,500 which was $800 LESS than I was quoted from some places and $200 more than other places.. .yes, I wasted some time shopping around even though mom said she wanted to go with the hearing aids he tried on her. All hearing aids are expensive and service is what can make a difference. Mom was right. She got her aides from dR.Dokianakis and has been happy since. He deserves the #1 Best of Holland award they got. Congrats and thank you.
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Leann Johnson
· October 18, 2016
Dr. Stelios Dokianakis and Holland Doctors of Audiology have been rated Best of West Michigan for a reason.... They are the best. I would trust all of my hearing healthcare to this professional group... of audiologist. See More
Julie Schenkel Eschenbrenner
· October 18, 2016
Dr. Dokianakis is a kind caring audiologist who is easy to talk to, gives you his undivided attention and truly cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him for your audiology needs.
Susan Flack
· September 21, 2015
My Mom, Betty De Feyter was Dr. Dokianakis' very first patient. In fact, he hadn't yet officially opened his office and he gave Mom her exams. Once we knew of his intentions to open his office in Ho...lland we waited patiently for that day to arrive. Dr. Dokianakis is highly skilled, knowledgeable, attentive and informed. I highly recommend him for your auditory needs. See More
Jennifer Ashley Bebee
· January 22, 2014
Dr. Dokianakis is very compassionate and emphasizes excellent care and service within his office and in the field of audiology itself. It is a pleasure to work with him as a colleague and I would hig...hly recommend him to anyone looking for a better hearing healthcare experience. See More
Chandace Jeep
· October 21, 2016
Dr. Dokianakis and his team are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. If you have hearing loss or ear-related issues, Holland Doctors of Audiology is the place to be!
William N Peggy Cleair
· January 31, 2014
I personally interviewed several local Audiologist before selecting Holland Doctors of Audiology for my personal hearing needs. I also went to the Central Michigan School of Audiology several times be...fore returning to the Holland area for my hearing needs. As a patient I have been completely satisfied with my treatment, courtesy, and professionalism of Dr. Dokianakis and the staff at the Holland Doctors of Audiology. My expectations have been met and exceeded.

I look forward to further improvements in my hearing working with Dr. Dokianakis. I will not hesitate to recommend Holland Doctors of Audiology to anyone having hearing difficulty.
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Mary Ann Connolly Gaskin
· November 4, 2016
Dr. Dokianakis is an exceptional Doctors of Audiology! Holland Doctors of Audiology is highly recommended for your hearing healthcare needs. The office staff is welcome and friendly too.
Donna Hostetler
· September 29, 2014
Today I took my mom to see Dr. Dokianakis again. We met him about 7 years ago and I believe he is the best in his field in the Holland area. He provides great expertise when assisting with my mom’s h...earing aids but also provides understanding and patience in explaining the challenges of hearing loss and support for the devices he provides. So appreciative! See More
Natalie Phillips
· January 9, 2014
Dr. Dokianakis is extremely caring and knowledgeable. He continues to provide the most comprehensive care for his patients by staying on top of the newest information and technology. I would recom...mend Dr. Dokianakis and Holland Doctors of Audiology without reservation! See More
Jim Holbrook
April 22, 2013
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the professional service I received from Dr. Dokianakis and his staff!

I have experience as a signed/recording/touring professional music...ian, as well as a degree in pre-med with experience in both hospital, and clinical practices of medicine, including medical research. I am currently considering returning to medical school.

I found Dr. Dokianakis online when searching for professional in-ear monitors (IEMs). My music career began in the 1980's and I have done my best to care for my hearing including seeing several audiologists over the years.

I can honestly say that my experience with Dr. Dokianakis
was one of the best experiences I have ever had as a patient!
Ever! With my experience in the medical field as a health care provider, I can give no higher compliment to Dr. Dokianakis.

Not only does Dr. Dokianakis provide cutting edge information in research and knowledge of his profession (even with specific regard for musicians), he also possesses a great enthusiasm for his profession!

It is his passion for what he does as an audiologist
that is like experiencing someone fortunate enough
to have their hobby as a profession!

Dr. Dokianakis covered every possible aspect of options available to me as a musician with respect to high fidelity, cost, long term optimal protection, and quality concerns. He
addressed each and every question and concern I had; even
after my appointments, he responded quickly and thoroughly!

I ended up choosing Sensaphonics 3 MAX in ear monitors,
and two varieties of Sensaphonics musician's ear plugs.

I am amazed at the high fidelity quality of the 3 MAX in-ear monitors!

My passion lies within the studio, and I have found that the
Sensaphonics 3 Max in IEMs afford me incredible isolation
as well as being able to focus on nuances that you simply
cannot get from near field monitors. And you don't have to
use potentially damaging high gain to hear what you are looking for!

I also chose Sensaphonics the dB Check in-line IEM level checking to make sure the sound levels reaching my ears do no damage. I am very pleased with the assurance this device offers!

If you seek ultra professional and compassionate care for your hearing, I highly recommend Dr. Dokianakis and his staff!

Thank you Dr. Dokianakis for taking the time to
address all of my questions and concerns and for
helping me choose the best professional gear for
this musician's needs!

Sincerely,

Jim Holbrook
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We were recently asked if this new "ear cleaning tool" is effective. The short answer is NO. As they saying goes: "Don't stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear!" While safer than a q-tip, there are several risks associated with inserting objects in your ears. Did you know that earwax has a protective function? It protects the skin of the ear canal, assists in cleaning, lubrication, and also defends against some bacteria, fungi, insects, and water. Under ideal cir...cumstances, the ear canals should never have to be cleaned. However, that isn’t always the case. Due to individual differences in cerumen (wax) production and ear canal size/shape, sometimes wax completely fills the ear canal, causing an impaction. This may lead to ringing in the ears, fullness, discomfort, decreased hearing, and other symptoms.
Over-The-Counter ways of softening/removing wax include softening drops followed by irrigating (rinsing out) the ear. Talk to your Doctor regarding the best way to clean your ears.
** DO NOT use cotton swabs or "ear candles" or stick any solid objects in your ears.
** DO NOT irrigate your ears if you have diabetes, a hole in the eardrum (perforation), tube in the eardrum, skin problems like ear eczema, or a weakened immune system.
>>> Our Doctors safely and painlessly remove wax under microscope, using micro-instruments, suction (vacuuming!) and irrigation, as is best indicated for each case. Contact us for more information and remember to vote for the Best of the Best
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