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.

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.