Scheduled and performed by our licensed and nationally certified Hearing Professional. Tests are subject to professional fees, insurance often covers these services.
Otoacoustic emission testing allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
Even though you may have had good hearing most of your life a hearing loss can gradually develop with no warning at all. Using a precision clinical audiometer we test and evaluate your hearing. From this professional hearing check up we can help you discover any problems early on and recommend the appropriate measures for conservation and/or correction. Left unchecked, our library of word understanding and sound awareness will generally deteriorate with minimum awareness on our part. In fact, loved ones and friends are often aware of our hearing difficulties long before we are.
Acoustic Impedance Measurements
Determines the mobility of the eardrum and associated middle ear bones. Many children develop fluid behind the eardrum due to upper respiratory infections. This procedure can make a direct measurement for the middle ear system to rule out the possibility of a middle ear problem. Other disorders are also associated with middle ear dysfunction.
Determines the status of the vestibular (balance) system. This procedure is the primary method of documenting a patient’s dizziness. Ten percent of complaints to an internal medicine doctor relates to a concern about dizziness or vertigo. Many patients who have dizziness experience problems when the rotate their heads in different positions. This type of dizziness may be caused by what is termed “positional vertigo” that can be treated and cured by the audiologist.