Ohio University

Audiology

Audiologic Evaluations

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations

Our clinic is equipped to evaluate hearing of individuals from birth throughout the lifespan. Learn more about the clinic.

Behavioral tests determine:

  • Hearing thresholds across various frequencies
  • Type and severity of hearing loss
  • Softest level of speech recognized
  • Clarity of speech at a conversational level
  • Understanding of speech in background noise

Objective tests determine the status of:

  • Middle ear (Immittance)
  • Outer hair cells (OAEs)
  • Auditory nerve (Acoustic Reflex)
  • Brainstem (ABR)

Balance Assessment

  • Videonystagmography (VNG) and Electronystagmography (ENG)

Auditory Processing Evaluations(APD) Test Battery:

  • Examines the functioning of the auditory processing pathway
  • Performed on school-aged children who exhibit academic difficulties possibly due to auditory processing
  • Can be present in adults and patients with traumatic brain injuries

Tinnitus Management

Progressive Tinnitus Management(PTM). PTM provides the tools to help patients cope with their tinnitus through:

  • Group or individualized education
  • Sound therapy
  • Relaxation techniques

Aural Rehabilitation Services

  • Hearing-impaired individuals are taught to improve their ability to communicate

Products and Hearing Aid Services

Hearing Aid Selection & Fitting

  • A full range of hearing aid products from multiple hearing aid manufacturers
  • Service to adjust and fine-tune a person's specific amplification requirements and comfort levels
  • Follow-up outcome assessments performed at 30 days, six months, and one year
  • All fees included in the price of the hearing aid
  • Hearing aid consultations are free of charge

Hearing Aid Verification

  • State-of-the-art technology that accurately measures the amount of sound reaching a patient's eardrum
  • Used to fine-tune hearing aids to accurately match hearing aid amplification targets specific to the person

Custom Products Available

We sell custom products to accommodate the needs of our clients to prevent damage. These include:

  • Hearing protection
  • Musician plugs
  • iPod inserts
  • Swimmers plugs