Diagnostic Hearing Tests

One of the things that makes Shohet Ear Associates so unique is that we have a team of certified audiologists on-site that can offer all diagnostic services including:

  • Hearing Tests (Audiograms) – used to measure how well a person hears.
  • Tympanometry – to evaluate the status of the middle ear space and eardrum.
  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) – which provides an objective measure of the inner ear’s sensory cell function.
  • Electrocochleography (ECOG) – used to asses inner ear function to determine if cochlear hydrops is present.
  • Electroneurography (ENOG) – to examine and evaluate facial nerve function.
  • Vestibular Autorotational Test (VAT) – used to assess balance and other functions.

Advanced Hearing Tests

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) or Brainstem Auditory-Evoked Response (BAER)
Auditory Brainstem Response measures the level of hearing in the middle and inner ear, and is useful when more conventional hearing tests cannot be used. It evaluates brain wave activity in the auditory centers of the brain when a series of clicks is presented to each ear. ABR can be used as a screening tool for newborns who are at risk for hearing loss, patients who may already have hearing loss, patients with Ménière’s disease or similar disorders, and difficult-to- evaluate patients such those who are mentally retarded, autistic, or developmentally delayed.

Electronystagmography (ENG)
Electronystagmography (ENG) is used to evaluate patients with dizziness, vertigo, orbalance dysfunction. ENG includes the use of electro-oculography to record eye movements. The vestibular system monitors the position and movements of the head in order to stabilize retinal images. ENG provides an objective assessment of the oculomotor and vestibular systems. The test requires about sixty (60) minutes to complete.

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Nile B., 59

When it comes to hearing aids, I am their customer for life! I’ve bought two pairs from Shohet Ear Associates and the staff has always bent over backwards to be sure I was satisfied. My newest instruments are wonderful. But beyond that, the staff has great compassion for their patients—no one has ever made me feel like I was bothering them. I think they walk on water, because of what they do for me.

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