Find Out How We Can Help You
If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulty with hearing or balance, we’d like to find out how we can help. Diagnostic testing and analysis by a certified audiologist is the first step to finding an appropriate solution for hearing loss, dizziness, or ringing in the ears. Advanced Hearing & Balance Specialists provides a full range of diagnostics, including basic behavioral testing and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations, and our patients range from newborns to over a hundred years old.
If hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with one of our certified Audiologists should be made for the purposes of testing and evaluation.
After the age of 50, a regular hearing test should be considered as important as one’s yearly physical checkup.
Testing is painless, comfortable and safe. Basically, it consists of answering questions about your hearing health, recognizing everyday words at different volume levels, and identifying different sounds.
Your ability to hear each tone, or frequency, produces a unique hearing pattern which is recorded on an audiogram.
The test is completed in a sound booth using earphones and bone conduction oscillator. The Audiologist then uses the audiogram to determine the type and severity of hearing loss. These tests should help determine whether a hearing loss is best treated medically or with hearing aids.
The Balance Test is probably one of the most useful tests to diagnose “dizzy” complaints in which other obvious causes such as ear infection, head injury or certain medication “side effects” are not involved.
The ENG (Balance Test) is a series of tests designed to evaluate the inner-ear’s vestibular mechanism. This test electronically determines the responses of the balance mechanisms of the vestibular system. These responses are expressed through eye movements which are recorded by electrodes applied to the skin of the face. This test is performed at our offices. There are also some prior test instructions, please call us for any additional information.
For patients suffering with tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”) we offer several diagnostic tests and self-assessment surveys to determine the cause of the tinnitus and its psychological impact. Tests are performed to determine if the cause of the tinnitus is related to middle ear or inner ear problems as well as possible auditory nerve abnormalities. The tone or pitch of the tinnitus as well as its volume is also determined to help assess the best management option. These options may include dietary changes, medication review, masking devices, hearing aids, or Tinnitus Retraining therapy (TRT)