Your Caring East
Serving the hearing needs of Clinton, Halls, Harrogate, Knoxville, and Sevierville for over 20 years.
~ James N.
~ Mike Cravy
~ Sarah Jones
~ Dustin Wilhoite
~ DJ Atchley
Welcome to Bridgewater Balance & Hearing
A Letter from Sally Baerman
Why do I love Bridgewater?
I envisioned Bridgewater years ago; a place where people could come, and receive, extraordinary hearing health care and personal service. I have been blessed that Bridgewater has become so much more.
I love Bridgewater because there is no greater satisfaction to me, or my team, that when a patient leaves Bridgewater they are experiencing an improved quality of life. Whether the patient was referred for balance testing and are apprehensive about the long scary name of the tests (Electrocochleography, Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials, etc.), or the individual with hearing loss that needs amplification, we develop a trust with them and know that we will do our very best to help them.
I love walking in every morning and being cheerfully greeted by my staff and exchanging small talk as to how our evening or weekends were. Looking at the schedule and getting excited to see a patient I have not seen in months or a new patient for a procedure that will allow me to put the audiological or vestibular puzzle together. Discussing a difficult case with my audiologists invokes the student in me.
But most of all, it is having the time to listen to my patients and address their concerns with compassion and real-life solutions. The success of a day is when a patient conveys to Bridgewater that what we have made a positive difference in their lives.
There is no greater joy to Bridgewater, than when we fit a patient with hearing instruments and they return for follow-ups, they are so elated with their ability to communicate more effectively with their family members. They are able to hear the bird’s sing, their grandchildren, and the preacher at their place of worship.
I have been blessed to find a career that I am passionate about and patients and coworkers who inspire me every day. I believe that my work is a reflection of God’s will and what we do at Bridgewater brings a greater goodness to our world.
We hope that we can help you or your loved one.
Dr. Sally Baerman
Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”
~ Steve Prefontaine
Why Choose Bridgewater Balance & Hearing?
Your team at Bridgewater consists of clinical audiologists who have the experience to help you with your hearing health or balance issues. We help patients of every age, from newborns to geriatrics. We also offer an extensive range of services, from hearing evaluations to cochlear implants to balance testing. No matter what brought you in to our office, we can help you experience an improved quality of life through better hearing and balance.
Services at Bridgewater
Our services include, but are not limited to:
We are proud to have been awarded Best of Knoxville 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 in the category of health & medicine as well as the Patients’ Choice Award 2016!
Our Special Offer for Veterans
It has been brought to our attention that some service men and women may no longer be receiving the same coverage for their hearing healthcare needs as they once did. At Bridgewater Balance & Hearing, we want to offer our sincerest thanks and support for our service men and women, so we’ve set up special programs for the Veterans in our community.
If you’d like more information on this, please contact us today!
We take all insurance.
Bridgewater is a provider of major medical insurance to include TennCare and Medicare. We will work with you and your insurance company to ensure you are receiving your maximum benefit.
Preferred Provider of the NFL Players Association
Bridgewater Balance & Hearing is a preferred hearing care provider for the NFL Players Association Professional Athletes Foundation. Through this partnership, the PAF aims to bring better hearing to former professional athletes and their fans across the nation. Together, we spread awareness, help players in need of hearing care, and collected data on the connection between hearing loss and professional football.
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What Can I Expect at My First Appointment?
Relax and take a deep breath… you are not alone! Most patients are anxious about this process in the beginning but try not to worry! Our patients are like family, and we will go to great lengths to make you feel at home and comfortable during this appointment. We will walk you through it every step of the way.
- We will gather a detailed case history. You will be asked about medical symptoms, family history, and daily communication struggles.
- Audiometric testing will be completed inside a sound-treated booth to quantify the type and degree of hearing loss you may have. (Remember, it may not be permanent hearing loss, which is one reason why the exam is so important.)
- We’ll counsel you on the results and treatment options. It’s a good idea to bring a close family member with you for this.
- Referrals to other specialists may be indicated based on results.
The entire appointment generally lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours.
We are honored every time our patients express their sincere gratitude and appreciation for our service. We truly care about every person who walks in our door, and it means an incredible amount to us when they know it. Here are some of our favorite testimonials from people who had some trouble when we first met them and found a solution with us. If you’re considering giving Bridgewater a chance to help you, please know that we’ll be working the whole time to earn our next and our most important testimonial: yours.
~ Dr. Sally Baerman and Team