Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation: This evaluation (performed in a sound treated booth) assesses air conduction hearing thresholds, bone conduction hearing thresholds, speech reception thresholds and speech discrimination scores.

Tympanometry: This test measures you ear’s response to both sound and pressure. It can help in the diagnosis of middle ear fluid, tympanic membrane (ear drum) perforation and problems with the function of the Eustachian tube (the tube that links the upper part of the throat to the middle ear).

hearing testVideonystagmography (VNG):  This is a test of the balance or vestibular system. The movements of the eyes are an objective measure of dizziness, vertigo or imbalance. The test is performed with video goggles that can magnify and record your eye movements during the test.

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR): The ABR is an objective test of the hearing nerve from the inner ear along the nerve pathway to the brain. It can be used to help in the diagnosis of abnormalities along the nerve and to estimate hearing sensitivity.

Acoustic Reflex Testing: This measures the contraction of the stapedial reflex muscle in the middle ear in response to a loud sound; this reflex action is designed to dampen loud sounds before they arrive at the cochlea or inner ear.

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs): Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are low level, inaudible sounds produced by the outer hair cells of the inner ear (cochlea). When the hair cells of the inner ear are stimulated, they respond by sending information to the brain and by sending an “echo” back to the outer ear. This “echo” can be analyzed and recorded. OAEs can be used to provide objective information about the outer hair cells of the cochlea and as a screening tool to test infants and children.