Hearing Testing in Tampa and Spring Hill, FL
Hearing testing at Suncoast ENT Surgical Specialists helps identify early stages of hearing loss. Hearing loss is often caused by underlying problems that are treated by our board-certified Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeons for the residents of Spring Hill, Tampa and the surrounding area. Having both of these resources in one facility helps you feel confident in your treatment and care.
Our experienced audiology staff performs all forms of hearing and balance testing and also provides full evaluation and fitting of hearing aids. As the home of Tampa Speech and Hearing, we have a long proven record of reliable, quality care for our patients. We offer various hearing amplification options to meet the needs of our patients, such as
- Completely in canal (CIC)
- In the canal
- Half shell
- Full shell (in the ear)
- Behind the ear (BTE)
- Open fit BTE
Our audiologists work together with our physicians to provide full-spectrum care. Many cases of treatable hearing loss are diagnosed in our office and can be resolved in the office or in surgery. Our audiologists offer the best options for all other forms of hearing loss.
Hearing is carefully assessed to determine the type and severity of the hearing loss. We measure your ability to hear tones as well as to understand speech.
Pediatric Hearing Assessment
Good hearing is essential for a child to develop speech, language, and learning skills. It is important that hearing loss is identified as early as possible to ensure adequate speech and language development. Hearing in infants and toddlers can and should be assessed as early as possible.
Results of this quick test tell doctors whether there is fluid behind the eardrum, if an ear tube is blocked or if there is a hole in the eardrum.
Otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
Otoacoustic emissions testing involves an evaluation of cochlear (hearing organ) function by the recording of sounds that the ear produces itself.
Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)
Auditory brainstem response testing is used to screen problems with the acoustic nerve and brain. The test requires a patient to lie relaxed and still for approximately 45 minutes. Clicking sounds are played through earphones while the response is recorded.
Electronystagmography is a diagnostic test to record involuntary movements of the eye caused by a condition known as nystagmus. It can also be used to diagnose the cause of vertigo, dizziness or balance dysfunction by testing the vestibular system (balance organ).
Suncoast ENT Surgical Specialists offers hearing testing for adults, adolescents and children in the Tampa and Spring Hill areas. Schedule your consultation by contacting our office.