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Testing & treatment of hearing-related concerns

Our Audiology Department offers comprehensive hearing evaluations and the best possible individualized care with the highest rate of follow-up (100%) in the New Jersey Early Hearing Detection Program. 

We provide a wide range of non-invasive, painless services for the evaluation and remediation of hearing disorders for patients ranging in age from infants to geriatrics. Our audiologists are licensed by the state and have Certificates of Competency issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

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Forms for New Patients

Adult Audiology History Form

Pediatric Audiology History Form  

We provide:  

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluation
  • 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 screenings for infants born at other locations who require follow-up

Hearing evaluations

We’re trained and experienced in the use of state-of-the-art equipment that provides reliable hearing assessments for children and adults.  Our evaluations include testing for tones and speech to provide a measure of the ability to hear and communicate. Results of our audiological evaluations can confirm normal hearing or identify a hearing loss or middle ear problem that would benefit from medical or rehabilitative care.  All results and recommendations are explained to patients and their caregivers 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 about 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 have difficulty remembering or following directions or demonstrate poor achievement in school. When this condition is detected, we provide a written report and recommend strategies to enhance listening skills.

Community services

Our audiology department provides hearing screening services at health fairs and nursery schools throughout the year. In May, we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month by participating in various awareness activities.

Self-assessment – an important first step

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’ve answered "yes" to any of these questions, a hearing evaluation is advised. Please contact us at 973-429-6011 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 
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