SERVICES

We provide the following diagnostics and evaluations

AUDIOMETRY

Pure Tone Air Conduction Audiometry

Evaluates hearing thresholds at frequencies 250 - 8,000 Hz.  

Small earphones are inserted into the ear canals or headphones are used to determine the lowest level that an individual can hear each frequency in each ear.  Sound is sent though the normal, or air conduction pathway (from the outer ear, to the middle ear, to the inner ear, then up to the brain via the acoustic nerve).​

Pure Tone Bone Conduction Audiometry

Evaluates hearing thresholds at frequencies 500 - 4,000 Hz.

A bone conduction headband is placed behind each ear to determine the lowest level that an individual can hear each frequency.  Sound is sent though the bone conduction pathway (directly to the inner ear, then up to the brain via the acoustic nerve).  

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)

Evaluates hearing thresholds at frequencies 500 - 4,000 Hz.

Sounds are played through speakers to determine the lowest level that a child can hear each frequency.  The child is conditioned to turn their head in the direction of a visual reinforcer (an animated toy box) each time they hear a sound.  Sound is sent though the normal, or air conduction pathway (from the outer ear, to the middle ear, to the inner ear, then up to the brain via the acoustic nerve).  This type of evaluation is not ear specific, as both ears are working together in the sound field.    ​

Speech Audiometry

Uses speech stimuli (words) to determine the lowest level at which an individual can detect the presence of spoken words (speech detection), or recognize and identify words (speech recognition).  Speech audiometry is typically used in conjunction with pure tone and/or bone conduction.

SPECIAL TESTING

Hearing in Noise Testing

Evaluates speech understanding in real world conditions.  Both ears are tested in various amounts of background noise to determine functional listening ability. 

MIDDLE EAR TESTS

Tympanometry

Measures how well the eardrum is moving and assesses the health of the middle ear.  A small ear tip is placed in the ear canal to measure the change in eardrum movement in response to positive and negative pressure.​

Acoustic Middle Ear Reflex Testing

Measures the responses of the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles in the middle ear to intense sound.  A small ear tip is placed in each ear canal to deliver and measure the responses of the middle ear muscles to loud tones.

Acoustic Decay Testing

Measures the amount of time that it takes for the acoustic middle ear reflex to decay.  A small ear tip is placed in each ear canal to deliver and measure the responses of the middle ear muscles to loud tones.

HEARING AID EVALUATIONS

Whether you've already had a hearing test, or are in need of one, we can provide you with a detailed explanation of your hearing loss and make recommendations for hearing aids based on your hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget.  We offer a large selection of the latest hearing aid technology and a variety of care plan options.

EARMOLDS & IMPRESSIONS

Proper fitting earmolds are essential for clarity of speech and prevention of sound leak. We offer earmolds made of several different materials including silicone, acrylic, vinyl, and polyethylene in a number of styles for both comfort and retention.

CUSTOM HEARING PROTECTION/EAR PLUGS

Just because some of your favorite activities are loud doesn't mean that you have to choose between staying home or potentially damaging your hearing.  We offer a variety of custom ear plugs to best suit your needs.  Let us help you select the right kind and

make sure that they fit like they should.