Hearing Loss and Balance Disorders

Hearing Services

  • Diagnostic Audiological Testing -- Comprehensive hearing testing designed to determine the degree and type of hearing loss. This includes pure tone air and bone conduction testing, speech reception and recognition testing, and other specialized tests depending on your hearing.
  • Immitance measures -- Testing performed to determine the functioning of the ear as a whole including its various structures. Included in immitance measures are tympanometry (to test for ear infection and problems with the ear drum or ear bones), acoustic reflex testing, and testing of eustachian tube function.

Vestibular Services

  • Videonystagmography (VNG) -- A compilation of tests to evaluate your vestibular (balance/equilibrium) system. The test involves recording your eye movements while you are put into different positions, are asked to complete visual tasks, and while cool and warm air is put into your ears.
  • Canalith Repositioning -- This is performed on patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is a condition which may occur from a disturbance to the vestibular system where tiny inorganic particles detach from a lining in your semicircular canal and falls onto an area called the cupula. It is usually reflected by vertigo caused from a quick turn of the head or looking up.