Hearing Services for Adults



adult hearing services

Services include:

  • Complete Audiological Evaluations

 

  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE): OAE’s are inaudible sounds given off by the hair cells inside the organ of hearing called the cochlea, when stimulated with sound.  These sounds are measured using a small probe that sits just inside the ear canal.  Those with normal hearing typically produce otoacoustic emissions.  Those with hearing loss of a mild degree or greater, do not produce these sounds,

 

  • Air Conduction Testing: Hearing test where sound is transmitted via the outer, middle, and inner ear to determine thresholds (lowest level sound is perceived at least 50% of the time)  between frequencies 250 Hz – 8000 Hz through the use of circumaural headphones, insert headphones, or speakers.

 

  • Bone Conduction Testing: A small oscillator/vibrator is placed either on the mastoid bone behind the ear or on the forehead that transmits sound through the bones of the skull directly to the inner ear, bypassing any outer or middle ear involvement to determine threshold.

 

  • QuickSIN: A Speech-In-Noise Test used to evaluate ones ability to understand speech in the presence of background noise when presented at a comfortable listening level.

 

  • Central Auditory Processing Evaluations (CAP)

 

  • Tinnitus Evaluation/Hyperacusis Assessment

 

  • Workers Compensation Hearing Examinations

 

  • Immittance Testing (Tympanometry, Stapedial Reflexes): A probe that forms a hermetic seal at the opening of the external auditory canal (ear canal), is used to transmit air pressure to check the integrity of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and provides an objective result of middle ear function.

Click here to learn about the different types of hearing loss.

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