Ear, Nose & Throat

Devoted to compassionate and skilled care

ACMH ear, nose and throat specialists possess a unique combination of training and experience, providing patients with a diverse array of medical and surgical treatments for adult and pediatric ENT disorders. We specialize in hearing aid services and hearing testing, sinus issues, allergies, sleep problems, and much more.

Call 724-545-NOSE (6673) to schedule your appointment today.


  • Starkey® Hearing Technologies 
  • Hearing loss
  • Adult/pediatric ear, nose & throat
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Vertigo disorders
  • Nasal and endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Tonsil and adenoid surgery
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Ear surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery of head and neck

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss may be difficult to accept and many people do not know where to begin. ACMH's team of ENT physicians and audiologists will thoroughly evaluate you to determine your hearing needs. Our goal is to improve the lives of our patients, by providing the highest quality of care.
Most of the time hearing problems begin gradually without discomfort or pain. What's more, family members often learn to adapt to someone’s hearing loss without even realizing they are doing it. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine whether you have hearing loss.
1. Do I / they often ask people to repeat themselves?
2. Do I / they have trouble following conversations with more than two people?
3. Do I / they have difficulty hearing what is said unless facing the speaker?
4. Do I / they struggle to hear in crowded places like restaurants, malls and meeting rooms?
5. Do I / they have a hard time hearing women or children?
6. Do I / they prefer the TV or radio volume louder than others?
7. Do I / they experience ringing or buzzing in my ears?
8. Does it sound like other people are mumbling or slurring their words?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, chances are you suffer from hearing loss. 

Hearing Aid Price Levels


  • Completely automatic adjustment or remote control
  • Extensive fine tuning capabilities
  • Superb sound quality in a variety of listening environments
  • Very specifically matched to users individual hearing loss
  • Optional user control of volume
  • Two year repair warranty and on year loss and damage warranty
  • Available in 5 different sizes


  • Superb sound quality in quiet and in noise with and improved signal over noise ratio due to directional microphones
  • Two-year repair and one year loss and damage warranty
  • Specifically matched to users individual hearing loss
  • Extensive fine tuning capabilities                  
  • Optional user control of  volume
  • Available in 5 different sizes


  • Better sound quality in quiet/limited noise reduction
  • More specifically matched to users individual hearing loss
  • Greater fine tuning capabilities
  • Optional user control of volume
  • One-year repair and loss and damage warranty
  • Available in 5 different sizes 


  • Good sound quality in quiet/limited noise reduction
  • Limited fine tuning capabilities
  • Optional user control of volume
  • One-year repair and loss and damage warranty
  • Available in 3 different sizes

Hearing Aid Fitting

  • On the day you pick up your hearing aids, first the audiologist will program your hearing aids, based on your hearing test.  Then you will be taught how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change batteries and how to care for and clean them.  It is also a good idea to bring family members or close friends to the hearing aid fitting so they can help remember all the information that is given and be a support to you. 
  • When you put the hearing aids in for the first time, you may have different emotions about the sounds you hear.  This is normal and to be expected.  The goal of the hearing aid is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable, but the sound you hear should be clear and pleasant.  Small changes can be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting if there are things that you feel should be adjusted right away.
  • At this time a two week follow-up appointment will be made, because a hearing aid fitting is only a starting place; other changes to customize the hearing to your liking may need to take place over a few appointments, as you wear the hearing aids in more situations and adapt to all the new sounds you are hearing.
  • Attitude is one important key to success with hearing aids.  Hearing aid studies have shown that people who have a positive attitude do better with hearing aids.  If you, as well as your spouse or family, approach your hearing aid fitting with a positive outlook you will have a much better listening experience more quickly.  Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and by working closely with your audiologist, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.

ENT Physicians & Audiologists

Richard Bernat, MD
Richard Bernat, MD
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Breanna Scheller, PHD, AUD
Breanna Scheller, PHD, AUD
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Armstrong Ear, Nose & Throat

600 Medical Arts Building
Suite 620
Kittanning, PA 
Phone: 724-545-NOSE (6673)
Fax: 724-548-3888
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM