Ohio ENT & Allergy

Our Locations

4275 Steels Pointe Rd.
Stow, OH 44224

4016 Massillon Road, Suite C
Uniontown, OH 44685

Hearing Tests

Our team of physicians, audiologists and nurses treat routine and unusual forms of hearing loss that others may be uncomfortable treating, such as Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo and ringing in the ears or hearing loss caused by malfunction of the immune system.

Our hearing specialists perform a number of tests that allow for the expert evaluation and further treatment of your specific condition.

Conventional Audiogram

This test is used to assess hearing by requiring a specific response, such as hand-raising or button pushing, to an acoustic stimulus. During the procedure, the patient is asked to raise his hand or press a button each time a sound is heard. Basic audiologic assessment also includes speech reception threshold testing and word recognition measures which require the patient to repeat or identify a variety of words. Patients receive their test results on the day of their appointment.

Electrocochleography (ECoG)

Electrocochleography evaluates the electrical signals generated by the inner ear. During the procedure, a soft electrode is placed on the eardrum and electrodes are placed on the head. The patient is asked to remain still with their eyes closed. Tones are then delivered to the ear through headphones. A computer records the signals generated by the ear. Patients receive their test results on the day of their appointment.

Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)

Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential testing evaluates the function of nerves and muscles connected to the balance organ, the saccule and inferior nerve of the vestibular system. Recording electrodes are placed on the patient’s head and neck and the patient is asked to flex the neck muscles by turning his/her head to one side. Muscle activity is recorded while clicks or tones are delivered to the ear. This appointment takes about half an hour. Patients receive their test results on the day of their appointment.

Facial Nerve Electroneuronography (ENoG)

Electroneuronography tests the facial nerve by using small electrical pulses delivered to the face. The patient is asked to remain still while sitting in a chair. An electrode is attached to the forehead and a mild electrical stimulation is briefly delivered to the face. The response to stimulation is recorded and compared to the other, unaffected side of the face. This test looks for signs of improvement or weakening of the facial muscles. The information is used to help determine the treatment used. Patients receive their test results on the same day as their appointment.

Hearing Aid Evaluation

At this appointment, patients learn about the use of hearing aids and a recommendation for appropriate hearing aids is provided if needed. Our physicians and audiologists review the patient’s hearing test, discover what hearing problems the patient would like to see improved and discuss available options.

Hearing Aid Fitting

Patients receive their hearing aids at this appointment. The audiologist checks to make sure the hearing aid and domes or earmolds fit properly in the ear. During this appointment, hearing aids are programmed or adjusted based on test results and patient reporting. The audiologist demonstrates for the patient how to use the hearing aids including how to place them, turn them on, use of all features and importantly, how to take care of the hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Check/Conformity

This is an appointment to determine if the hearing aids conform to expectations. This appointment can also be scheduled if someone has problems with a hearing aid already in use. The audiologist reviews information and examines the hearing aids, while tests are run to make sure the hearing aid is working properly.