Audiology | Ascension
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Here for your hearing health

Audiologists at Ascension sites of care deliver hearing tests and hearing care for adults and children.

If you think you or your child may have a hearing problem, talk with a hearing specialist at an Ascension site of care. We deliver personalized hearing tests to diagnose hearing conditions. Hearing specialists, also called audiologists, are here for your family’s hearing needs — from newborn hearing screenings to diagnostic hearing evaluations for adults. We start each appointment by listening to you, to better understand your hearing concerns. Then, we deliver the care that is right for you. 

Personalized tests for your family’s hearing needs

Audiologists specialize in hearing conditions and hearing loss. Your care team provides personalized tests to help diagnose and monitor hearing conditions, including:

  • Hearing loss
  • Meniere's disease, a balance disorder
  • Tinnitus, also called ringing in the ear

And as your hearing changes over time, so does our care. At Ascension sites of care, we provide a network of specialists who deliver for advanced care for ear, nose and throat disorders. Some hearing problems can be caused by other health concerns. As part of a network of care, we can connect you with specialists in ENT, neurology and more. By working together, your audiologist and doctor provide treatment and hearing aid options to help improve your quality of life. 

Teen and adult audiology tests may include:

  • Hearing screening
  • Employee hearing tests and worker’s compensation evaluations
  • Otoacoustic emission test
  • Pure-tone testing
  • Speech-pathology assessment

Pediatric audiology tests may include:

  • Auditory brainstem response test (ABC), may be part of a newborn hearing screening
  • Behavioral audiometry
  • Extended high-frequency audiometry 
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing of the cochlea
  • Tympanometry, a test of the middle ear

Customized hearing aid fittings

Care teams at Ascension sites of care work with your doctor to recommend a hearing treatment plan that may include a hearing aid device, such as:

  • Bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA)
  • Cochlear implants
  • Traditional behind-the-ear digital hearing aids with Bluetooth

Listening with hearing aids or cochlear implants takes practice. We help you adapt to your device and fit the device during adjustment appointments. For hearing aid users, audiologists also provide sound therapy to help your ears and brain work better together.

Choose Ascension for audiology