The Hearing Test: Audiogram
An audiogram is necessary to find out the type of hearing loss a person has. In order to rule out medically treatable conditions, a series of tests will be performed. At Professional Hearing Center, you will know your results immediately. These results will be explained in detail, and appropriate treatment options will be discussed.
It is our recommendation that people of any age have a baseline audiogram. Even for people who have no hearing loss, having a baseline audiogram is a great way to track any changes they may experience in the future. Some medications can cause hearing loss; some viruses, some noise exposure, and many other causes can affect one’s ability to hear. Depending on the results of a baseline evaluation, the audiologists at Professional Hearing Center will recommend a follow-up regimen for each patient based on their individual needs.
At Professional Hearing Center, we offer industrial baseline testing, annual follow-up testing, threshold shift monitoring, and hearing protection counseling to those exposed to occupational noise. If you or your employer/employees need more information about our services, please feel free to call our office anytime.
We are able to test children of any age. We can perform all types of tests, including OAEs, ABR, VRA, CPA, and traditional audiometry. We will provide the parents with immediate and accurate information about their child’s hearing, and we are happy to work collaboratively with other providers who are part of the child’s healthcare team.
Cochlear Implant Testing
We provide thorough cochlear implant evaluations and counseling to determine if you are a cochlear implant candidate. Through an extensive work-up, we will be able to guide you in selecting the best treatment option.
Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluations
If you feel that you are struggling with processing what you hear but your hearing test shows you have normal hearing, you may be a candidate for a more thorough evaluation looking at how you process what you hear. We offer comprehensive auditory processing evaluations and the therapy to help remediate auditory processing disorders.
Tinnitus Assessments and Consultations
Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when no external acoustic source is present. Often referred to as ringing in the ears, tinnitus can also be characterized by other sounds, such as buzzing, hissing or roaring. If tinnitus is a concern, a tinnitus assessment can be performed in conjunction with a hearing evaluation. A hearing evaluation is the first step in tinnitus management as it can help us identify possible underlying issues that can be causing tinnitus. A tinnitus assessment will also be performed to help gain further information about the tinnitus. We then utilize these findings to help find the best solution for each patient.
After a hearing evaluation and tinnitus assessment has been performed, a tinnitus consultation may be recommended. Our tinnitus consultations are structured to meet each patient’s unique needs. During the tinnitus consultation options for tinnitus management will be discussed and proper referrals and recommendations will be made.