The cornerstone of our auditory services is the evaluation of a child's hearing. At the HEAR Center we perform age-appropriate diagnostic testing to obtain the most accurate audiological results possible.
Conditioned Orientation Response (COR)
Used for babies up to three years of age, COR uses visual stimulation partnered with auditory stimulation to elicit a conditioned response.
Conditioned Play Audiometry
For children over two years of age, play audiometry provides a positive and fun experience while a specially trained audiologist measures hearing ability. Play audiometry is performed by playing a listening game with the child to determine audiological and speech thresholds.
The HEAR Center is equipped to serve clients at all stages of life. While we are well-known for our Pediatric Audiology, we are proud to offer services to adults and seniors.
Hearing loss can occur at any age. Reduced hearing leads to a loss of communication and can impact relationships at work and at home. The isolation that develops can be devastating.
At the HEAR Center, we believe that early identification through diagnostic evaluations and appropriate amplification can help maintain communication skills and a normal life.
With over 50 years of experience in working with patients and parents you can be assured that you will be treated with kindness, compassion, and concern. We have helped countless families face challenges and we enjoy the lifelong relationships that we have formed.
Diagnostic Tests we Perform
- Air - Bone - Speech - Discrimination
A complete diagnostic audiological evaluation including speech discrimination and threshold testing across a range of frequencies.
- Impedance (Tympanometry & Acoustic Reflexes)
During this test, a device that manipulates air pressure is placed into the ear canal. Changes in air pressure cause the eardrum to move back and forth. The measurements are recorded and evaluated by the audiologist.
- Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)
This test can show how effectively different parts of the ear respond to sound. When sound is received by a normally hearing ear, an echo is created. If no measurable echo is recorded, a hearing loss may be indicated.
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
This test measures the brain's response to sound. During the test, headphones and non-invasive electrodes are placed on the patient's head and the response is recorded.
After audiological diagnosis is complete, the professionals at the HEAR Center will recommend the most appropriate amplification (hearing aids) for your hearing loss. The HEAR Center works with most manufacturers and provides a wide variety of types and styles of hearing aids.
We look forward to serving the needs of you and your family.
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