Hearing Evaluations

Hearing Evaluations

At ENT & Audiology Associates, we test hearing across the lifespan.  Accurate diagnosis of type, degree, and configuration of a hearing loss is essential to determining the best treatment method.  We use a comprehensive test battery to thoroughly evaluate your auditory system.  Your specific testing protocol will be determined by Dr. Holmes and our team of audiologists to best fit your or your child’s needs.

Immittance

is an evaluation to examine the status of your middle ear by measuring pressure and eardrum movement.

Audiometric Pure Tone Evaluation

measures hearing thresholds at different frequencies. Depending on the age of the patient, this is performed in a variety of different ways.

Speech Testing

measures ability to recognize conversational words at different volumes.

Otoacoustic Emmissions

assess outer hair cell function in the cochlea.

Auditory Brainstem Response

evaluates how sound travels from the ear to the lower brainstem, specifically looking at the auditory nerve.