Audiological Evaluation & Testing

Audiology evaluations consist of a series of tests used to determine whether a hearing loss exists and, if so, measure its type, degree and configuration. An audiologist will assess the results of each individual test in order to develop a treatment plan geared toward your unique hearing loss.

ABR Testing

Auditory brainstem response testing is used to determine whether a specific type of hearing loss—sensorineural—exists. In an ABR test, electrodes are attached to your head, scalp or earlobes, and you are given headphones to wear. Your brainwave activity is measured…

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VNG Testing

Videonystagmography is an exam of the balance system. It is used to determine the cause of your dizziness. Specifically, it measures whether a balance disorder can be attributed to a vestibular deficit (inner ear disease). The test records your eye…

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Immittance Testing

When testing middle ear function, audiologists typically rely on either tympanometry or acoustic reflex testing. Tympanometry is used to detect fluid and wax buildup and the presence of an eardrum perforation, while acoustic reflex testing measures the ear’s muscle contractions…

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