Cornerstone Audiology provides comprehensive hearing evaluations and tinnitus (ringing-in-the ear) evaluations. We offer individual solutions considering both lifestyle as well as budget to treat tinnitus and hearing loss.
Visual Inspection of the ear canal and eardrum
- Cerumen Removal Our Doctors are skilled at removing ear wax in the office
An examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
Pure tone Air/Bone Conduction
Patient is placed in the sound booth wearing insert earphones and different tones are presented. The patient responds when he/she can hear the tone by pressing a patient response button
Word Recognition Testing
Words are presented through the insert headphones in the soundbooth and patient repeats them back to the audiologist
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)
Small probe is placed into the patient’s ear canal and different tones are played while the patient sits very still and quiet. This testing assesses the outer hair cells of the cochlea (i.e. organ for hearing).
Speech in Noise Measurements
Patient repeats sentences (with competing noise) back to the audiologist. During each sentence the competing noise gets louder to assess how well the patient can hear in a real world environment.
The combination of these tests help the audiologist to determine the nature and degree of the patient’s hearing loss. This gives the Doctor valuable tools in offering the most appropriate solution for the patient’s hearing loss.