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Audiology at HackensackUMC Mountainside

Complete testing and care

 

With the highest rate of follow-up (100%) in the New Jersey Early Hearing Detection Program, our Audiology Department offers comprehensive hearing evaluation and the best possible care based upon your individual needs. All procedures are non-invasive and painless.

The audiology department provides a wide range of services for the evaluation and remediation of hearing disorders for patients ranging in age from infants to geriatrics. Our Audiologists hold New Jersey State Licenses and Certificates of Clinical Competency issued by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. 

 

Forms for New Patients

Come to us for:
  • Tympanometry
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing
  • Auditory processing disorder evaluation
  • Auditory brainstem response screening
  • Hearing aid recommendations
  • Rehabilitative recommendations for communication handicaps
  • Hearing tests at birth for all newborns in the HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital nursery
  • Newborn hearing screening for infants born elsewhere needing follow-up

Hearing evaluations at HackensackUMC Mountainside

Our audiology department offers state-of-the-art equipment and training to perform reliable hearing tests on children and adults of any age or ability. Our hearing evaluations include testing for tones and speech to provide a measure of the ability to hear and communicate. Results from an audiological evaluation may confirm normal hearing or identify a hearing loss or middle ear problem that will benefit from medical or rehabilitative follow-up. All results and recommendations are explained to you and a written report can be sent to your physician.

About our hearing assessments

Tympanometry provides an objective measure of eardrum function. Otoacoustic emissions testing or auditory brainstem response screening may also be performed to provide objective information as to inner ear and brainstem function.

Auditory Processing Disorder testing investigates what you do with what you hear. It involves the use of controlled difficult listening situations to measure auditory memory, discrimination, figure/ground ability and temporal aspects of hearing. Candidates for an APD evaluation have normal hearing yet difficulty attending, remembering, or following directions or demonstrate poor achievement in school. A written report will explain the results and recommend strategies to enhance listening skills.

Community services

Our audiology department provides on-site hearing screening services at health fairs and nursery schools throughout the year. In May, we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, and this year hosted an information table and appeared on a local televised talk show.

Hearing self-assessments

For you:

  • Do you feel that others seem to mumble?
  • Do friends and family complain because they often have to repeat things?
  • Do you have difficulty understanding conversations in large groups?
  • Do people complain that you keep the television volume too high?
  • Do you hear better with one ear?
  • Do you have ringing or buzzing noises in your ears?

For your child:

  • Is your child not speaking clearly or delayed in talking?
  • Does your child have frequent ear infections or fluid in the ear?
  • Are you concerned about how your child listens, follows directions, or performs in school?

If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, a hearing evaluation is advised. Please contact us at 973-429-6011 if you would like more information or to schedule an appointment.