Audiology

Good hearing is critical to maintain vital connections with family and friends.

Our audiologists offer comprehensive diagnostic hearing and balance testing for all ages with state-of-the-art equipment.

If you have concerns about any of the following, we may be able to help you:

  • Hearing loss
  • Balance problems
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Auditory processing
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Hearing aids

Specialized Diagnostic Testing

If you have various medical conditions, testing is available to assist physicians in making diagnostic and treatment decisions.

Videonystagmography (VNG)

If you suffer from dizziness and other equilibrium-related problems, this examination provides information regarding the cause of your problems and aids physicians in your diagnosis.

Otoacoustic Emissions Testing

If traditional testing is not practical, OAE is a quick test for hearing loss which evaluates the status of the outer hair cells in the inner ear. A non-invasive procedure which does not require patient response.

Tympanometry

Test of middle ear function (may reveal unwanted fluid in the middle ear.) You may feel a slight change in pressure while measurement is made. If you have middle ear dysfunction, this test can help determine the status of your middle ear.

Auditory Brainstem Response

If you are not able to respond accurately to traditional testing methods, an ABR is used to identify and diagnose hearing disorders. Testing can also provide physicians with information about some neurological disorders.

Comprehensive Audiology Services

Audiological Assessment

Complete hearing evaluations are available from birth to adults providing information about the degree and type of hearing loss and its effects on speech understanding. These tests also help physicians decide if better hearing might be possible through medical or surgical treatments.

Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

Using special equipment the hearing of infants can be evaluated from the day they are born.

Central Auditory Processing Testing

Central Auditory Processing Testing evaluates the brain’s ability to process speech information. Results can provide recommendations to assist parents and school systems in developing and implementing appropriate learning strategies.

Hearing Aid Evaluations

When hearing impairment cannot be treated medically, improvement can sometimes be achieved through amplification. Following an evaluation, a hearing aid best suited to your needs is recommended for a trial period.

Hearing Aid Fittings/Dispensing

Hearing aids can enhance the quality of life and help individuals adapt to their hearing loss when medical intervention is not an option. A hearing aid amplifies sounds, but does not restore normal hearing. Hearing aids differ in look, size, placement in the ear and how much they can amplify sounds. The audiologist will consult with you on the best type to fit your hearing loss and your budget. Often insurance does not cover the cost of amplification, but credit cards are accepted.

Custom Earmolds/Hearing Protection

These are available to be coupled with hearing aids. Musician ear plugs, custom swim molds, and noise protection are also offered.

Assistive Listening Devices

Often these relatively inexpensive devices can improve the quality of life for people. These include TV, personal and phone amplifiers. Hearing aid repairs, batteries and accessories are also available.
 

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Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology
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