Tympanometry is a measure of the stiffness of the eardrum and thus evaluates middle ear function. This test can be helpful in detecting fluid in the middle ear, negative middle ear pressure, disruption of the ossicles, tympanic membrane perforation, and otosclerosis.
Acoustic reflex testing consists of subjecting the ear to a loud sound and determining if it causes the stapedius muscle to tighten the stapes.
There’s not usually a quick fix for tinnitus, but it will often improve gradually over time. A number of treatments are available to help you cope.
If your tinnitus is caused by an underlying health condition, treating the condition will help stop or reduce the sounds you hear.
For example, if your tinnitus is caused by an earwax build-up, eardrops or ear irrigation may be used. Ear irrigation involves using a pressurized flow of water to remove the earwax.
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Pure tone audiometry (PTA) is the key hearing test used to identify hearing threshold levels of an individual, enabling determination of the degree, type and configuration of a hearing loss and thus providing a basis for diagnosis and management.
The audiologist will say words to you through headphones, and you will repeat the words. The audiologist will record the softest speech you can repeat. You may also need to repeat words that you hear at a louder level. This is done to test word recognition.
A tympanogram is a graphic representation of the relationship between the air pressure in the ear canal and the movement of the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, and the tiny bones in the air-filled middle ear space. The eardrum is disturbed by a sound.
Middle ear muscle reflex (MEMR) measurements have been a part of the standard clinical immittance test battery for decades as a cross-check with the behavioral audiogram and as a way to separate cochlear from retrocochlear pathologies.
The aided sound-field threshold (ASFT) represents the softest sound that the wearer can hear inside the audiometric test booth when using a hearing aid. For a wide dynamic range compression (WDRC) hearing aid without a volume control (VC).
Your ear is made up of three parts—the outer, the middle, and the inner ear. The OAE test is used to find out how well your inner ear, or cochlea, works. It measures otoacoustic emissions or OAEs. These are sounds given off by the inner ear when responding to a sound.
BERA (Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry) test is a to neurological test that examines brain function and auditory function in response to the sound stimulus.
The newborn hearing screening test helps identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means parents can get the support and advice they need right from the start.
Hearing damage is a real and unfortunate effect of long-term exposure to loud noise. Noise is a hazard to industrial workers and workers of any occupation who are repeatedly exposed to loud noises.
The Otoscopy is an easy and comfortable examination, the screening process involves a tiny fiber-optic camera that is inserted into the ear canal. A real-time video will be displayed in high-definition on a monitor.
Make Sound Decisions: Know the Types of Hearing Loss
Part of our mission at Hearing Care Services is to educate you on hearing and audiology. It is important to understand that there are three types of hearing loss. They are sensorineural, conductive, and mixed hearing loss, which includes components of both.
The first step to finding solutions is identifying your type of hearing loss. This helps our hearing practitioners and you identify options and prevent further deterioration or damage. We will then explain the alternatives so you can make the best choice for your particular situation.