Hearing Testing Clinic in Jacksonville

Audiologic Evaluation

Hearing testing has become increasingly sophisticated over the last 30 years. Although listening to sounds in a sound-controlled booth and responding in some manner (e.g., pushing a button, raising hand, etc.) is still the gold standard in the identification of hearing loss, other tests are used to identify additional ear and hearing pathologies. By using these specialized techniques, accurate diagnosis is possible and successful treatment is much more likely. Hearing tests commonly performed at The Hearing Center at Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute (JHBI) include:

Comprehensive Audiologic Evaluation

  • JHBI-hearing-testingCommonly known as a routine hearing test
  • Patient listens for and responds to sound in sound-controlled booth

Acoustic Immittance Testing

  • Useful in identifying middle ear disorders such as eardrum perforation and middle ear fluid
  • Measures ear reflexes in response to sound

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)

  • Measures hair cell function in the inner ear and identifies hair cell damage