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Assistive Listening Devices
In some cases, hearing aids are not the complete answer to communication difficulties. There are many other devices available to help you in your most difficult listening environments. These devices include FM systems, television listening systems, special telephones, bluetooth streaming devices, iphones and hearing loops. Audiologists are skilled at devising an assistive listening device plan based on your particular needs.
The audiological evaluation consists of testing with both speech and pure tones. Testing with pure tones is done to determine the degree and type of hearing loss. Speech results are important to assess the amount of distortion in the auditory system and the various amplification levels needed.
Auditory brainstem response
ABR-Diagnostic Auditory brainstem response (ABR) is a diagnostic test which is similar to an elctroencephalogram (EEG). This procedure involves the use of clicking sounds to stimulate the auditory nerve, which produces an electrical response. ASSR is also available at this office.
Auditory Processing Evaluations
Auditory processing disorders (APD) are neurological-based disorders that are characterized by deficits related to auditory memory difficulties, integration problems, or decoding difficulties.
Hearing Aid Consultation
The Hearing Aid Consultation is a counseling session centered around your specific hearing needs, and the hearing devices available to fit those needs. We will discuss your potential benefit from hearing aids and which hearing aid styles and technology are best suited for your needs.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
At the hearing aid evaluation, the audiologist will verify hearing aid benefit by testing both aided and unaided speech results in quiet and in noise as well as administer other verification methods, such as speech mapping and questionnaires.
Otoacoustic Emissions testing helps us to determine the health and viability of the hair cells in your cochlea. These tiny hairs are similar to nerve endings in the organ of hearing.
Ringing or buzzing in the ears is known as tinnitus (tin-it-us; tin-eye-tus). It is a very common symptom of hearing loss, and something you should get checked. We offer comprehensive, evidence-based testing of tinnitus, and can counsel you regarding your best options for managing it.
Immittance testing evaluates your eardrum’s ability to vibrate, the pressure in the middle ear, the reflex action of the tiniest muscle in the body (stapedius), and the function of the eustachian tube.
Videonystagmography (VNG) is a series of tests with a digital camera and eye movement tracking. It is used to determine the causes of a patient’s dizziness or balance disorders. If dizziness is not caused by the vestibular portion of the inner ear, it might be caused by the brain, by medical disorders such as low blood pressure, or by psychological problems such as anxiety. (omit): VNG is a test used to determine whether or not dizziness may be due to inner ear disease.