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.


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.

Fitting of Hearing Aids

Assistive Listening Devices

Custom earbuds for cell phones and iPods

Help musicians, cell-phone users and people working in noisy environments to block out unwanted noise, while being able to hear important communications.

Custom Swim Plugs and Hearing Protection

To guard the ear from water or bacteria, and hearing protection such as custom noise reduction or musician ear plugs. Cell phone and medical ear pieces are also available.

Custom Ear Molds and Musician Monitors

  • Our audiologists can fit and custom-order ear molds and in-the-ear monitors.
  • Custom Swim plugs provide surfers and swimmers with wind as well as moisture protection. A mold is taken and plugs are created for a precise fit and ultimate protection from water or bacteria.
  • Musician monitors help performers to hear accurately so they can perform at their peak, manage sound across the entire frequency range, and attain ambient noise reduction.


Harry C., 84

I had purchased a set of hearing aids from another vendor, but they just weren’t working for me. My new hearing aids are fabulous and my audiologist, Cheryl Tanita, was more than eager to be sure they were right. Everyone was courteous, efficient and very professional. I’m very grateful to the entire staff.