Pure tone air, bone, and speech testing is used to determine the type and degree of hearing loss. This assessment is performed by presenting different sounds through headphones or ear inserts, and averaging the lowest volume a patient responds to at each frequency.
Our goal in administering the VNG test is to determine if inner-ear disease is causing a balance or dizziness problem. It’s one of few tests that can identify and recognize the differences between vestibular loss in one or both ears. This test also addresses the functionality of each ear and if a vestibular deficit may be the cause of a dizziness or balance problem.
VNG tests document a person’s ability to follow visual objects with their eyes and how well the eyes respond to information from the vestibular system. To monitor the movements of the eyes, infrared goggles are placed around the eyes to record eye movements. VNG testing is non-invasive, and only minor discomfort is felt by the patients during testing as a result of wearing goggles.
An Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) is a test an audiologist can perform which measures your brain's response to sound. It uses electrodes placed in strategic locations on the head to determine how well your acoustic nerve transmits the signal representing sound from the cochlea to the brain.
Auditory Processing describes the way the brain interprets auditory information for understanding. Individuals with APD usually have normal hearing, however, they have difficulty processing the information they hear. This disorder may be characterized by:
APD can affect both children and adults. Full assessments can be performed on children as young as seven with early screening assessments performed between the ages of 3 through 6.
The evaluation consists of multiple tests used to assess the auditory pathways from the peripheral (ear) to the central (brain). These measures allow the audiologist to determine the presence of a processing disorder and to recommend appropriate weakness specific treatment and rehabilitation strategies, environmental modification, for social, educational and other situations.
Hearing Aid Services for Children and Adults
• Hearing aid consultation
• Hearing aids fittings include: Oticon, Phonak, Siemens, Widex and Starkey, etc.
• Hearing aid verification
• Hearing aid programming, adjustment and re-adjustments
• Hearing aid repair (all major brands)
• Replacement of lost/stolen or damaged hearing aids under warranty
• Batteries available for hearing aids and assistive devices
• Aural rehabilitation for hearing loss including computer interactive software
• Hearing in Noise testing for hearing aid candidates
• Custom Ear Molds
• Custom Swim Molds
• Custom Ear Molds for Your iPod
• Assistive Listening Devices for TV