Hearing evaluations are tests performed to assess if there is a hearing loss and if so, the degree and configuration of the hearing loss. We then will look at the best treatment options for the patient. Our hearing evaluations include, but are not limited to, the following: Air conduction testing, bone conduction testing, speech reception, and word recognition in noise.
For more information what causes hearing loss and the different types of hearing loss, please visit our hearing loss page.
Middle Ear Tests
Middle ear tests are performed to assess the middle ear system that includes the eardrum, Eustachian tube, and the bone of middle ear. These tests do not require a behavioral response from the patient. Middle ear tests include, but are not limited to, the following: Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex Thresholds.
Electrophysiology test are tests that are performed to assess the inner ear and auditory nerve. These tests do not require a behavioral response from the patient. Electrophysiology tests include, but are not limited to, the following: Otoacoustic Emissions, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), and Electrocochleography (ECochG). These tests typically require a referral from a physician, most likely an Otolaryngologist or Ear, Nose, and Throat physician.