Diagnostic Hearing Tests
Experience the ease of consulting with both a Physician and one of our Doctors of Audiology all in the same visit. With a full team of highly trained Audiologists on-site, Shohet Ear Associates is proud to offer all diagnostic services for the ear, hearing loss and vestibular issues including:
Comprehensive Hearing Test (Audiogram)
- Helps diagnose many conditions of the middle and inner ear
- Determines the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss
- Air conduction, bone conduction, speech understanding, tympanometry, acoustic reflex, and otoacoustic emission recordings can be performed
Advanced Hearing, Vestibular and Balance Testing
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR)
ABR and ASSR measure hearing threshold levels without needing a response from the patient. They can be useful when conventional audiometry cannot be used. ABR can also be used as a neurodiagnostic screening tool for retrocochlear lesions when MRI is not an option. Both tests measure auditory nerve impulses while the patient hears a series of clicks in each ear.
Videonystagmography (VNG) is used to evaluate patients with dizziness, vertigo, or balance dysfunction. The inner ear vestibular system monitors the position and movements of the head in order to stabilize retinal images. VNG records these reflexive compensatory eye movements using infrared goggles. Oculomotor, positional, and caloric testing provides an objective assessment of the peripheral and central vestibular systems. The test takes about sixty (60) minutes to complete and requires some preparation. View Shohet VNG Form
Electrocochleography (ECOG) –assesses inner ear fluid dynamics to help determine if cochlear hydrops is present.
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)
Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) measure the function of the saccule and utricle within the vestibular system. It also helps diagnose superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) which can cause echoing of one’s own voice and sound-induced dizziness.
Hearing Aid Services
Hearing Aid Evaluation
Hearing aid evaluations are often recommended by a physician to treat hearing loss and/or for tinnitus management. These appointments are a personalized one-on-one consultation with a Doctor of Audiology where questions are answered and specific hearing aid options are discussed based on hearing test results, patient lifestyle, and doctors’ recommendations. Shohet Ear Associates works with all major hearing aid manufacturers providing daily-wear, extended-wear, and implantable hearing aid options. View Hearing Aid Types
Hearing Aid Fittings
Fitting hearing aids involves much more than dispensing a device; Hearing care is health care. Doctors of Audiology at Shohet Ear Associates use gold standard fitting methods including Real Ear probe microphone measurements to verify hearing aids are custom fit and that patients are comfortable with use, care, and handling of their new hearing aids.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices and hearing aid accessories can help overcome barriers to a clear signal, such as noise, distance, and reverberation. These types of devices enhance the listening experience and overall communication in specific situations such as crowded restaurants, classroom settings, watching TV, or talking on the phone.
Some examples of these devices include: wireless remote microphones, television streamers, personal safety alerting devices and a variety of smartphone applications.