The Ear/Hearing Exam
Providing routine vision and hearing exams with state of the art equipment for 18 years.
Otoscopic Evaluation - An evaluation of the external an internal parts of the ear. Can determine ear infection, proper positioning of the ear tubes, wax accumulation or impaction and the health of the eardrum and is performed by the physician.
Pure Tone Audiometry Air - A pass indicates hearing is normal. Can assess permanent hearing loss, temporary hearing loss due to otitis media or other factors and return to normal hearing levels after treatment and requires patient response and cooperation. The EarScan test the child at frequencies of 1, 2, 4, and 6,000 KHz.
Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions - Sounds that are emitted by the inner hair cells of the cochlea in response to two tones. They are present in virtually all ears with normal middle ear cochlear function. A pass indicates hearing is normal. This test does not require a response and can be used on infants and above. The AuDx test the child at frequencies of 2,000-5,000 KHz.
Tympanometry - Can determine whether there is fluid behind the ear or in the middle ear space. The mobility of the tympanic membrane is tested. The presence of negative pressure in the middle ear space is measured. The presence of a perforation of the tympanic membrane can be detected. Results are reported in the form of a graph called a tympanogram.
Acoustic Reflex - Tests the stapedial muscles response, indicating normal activity of the ossicular bone chain.