Hearing and Audiology Services
The Audiology and Hearing Services at Northern Jersey ENT Associates is staffed by highly trained audiologists that hold a minimum of a Doctor of Audiology degree. All audiologists are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and/ or the American Board of Audiology. Licensure in Audiology and/or Hearing Aid Dispensing is held by all of the Audiology staff members from the State of New Jersey, and rigorous Continuing Education is maintained.
Hearing Evaluation is available to all age groups, from infant to older adult. Tests include: Complete audiological testing or hearing assessment, Middle Ear Analysis, Acoustic Reflex, Otoacoustic Emissions, Auditory Brainstem Response, and specific testing for Vertigo and Imbalance.
Our Audiologists are licensed to dispense several styles and leading Manufacturer brands of hearing aids, or instruments. All styles from “Invisible” in the ear, Completely-In-the-Ear to Behind-the-Ear are available. The Audiologists and the client will discuss the type of product most suitable for the age, hearing loss, and lifestyle of the patient. In addition to Hearing Aids, our audiologists can advise clients on Earmold selection, Custom Swim and Ear Protectors for Musicians, Hunters and Servicemen, and Dental Professionals. Custom molds for mobile phone or music monitoring are available.
Balance problems are extremely common, particularly in senior citizens. The inner ear balance system is responsible for maintaining balance and equilibrium, particularly during motion. The primary goals of the balance evaluation are to determine what is contributing to the imbalance and to determine if there is an underlying disorder that requires treatment. The audiologists collaborate with the physicians in the practice who treat balance disorders.
Auditory Processing Evaluations
We provide hearing tests and auditory processing evaluations as well as fitting hearing aids.
We keep a supply of batteries for you to purchase in our office. Stop in routinely for fresh batteries. Make sure to check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make sure there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the batteries performance. Batteries that are properly charged will make a noise (a squeal) when cupped in your hand or after it has been inserted in your ear, when you cup your hand over the hearing aid it will also make a noise.
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 675 (blue)
Cerumen Removal (Ear Wax Removal)
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Custom Ear Molds - Swim Molds, Musician’s Ear Molds
We have the ability to craft custom ear molds to meet your special needs i.e.: swim plugs, musician ear molds, and vital firearm protection.
Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
Scheduled and performed by our licensed and nationally certified Hearing Healthcare Professional are subject to professional fees. Insurance often covers these services.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
During your examination you will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Ear Impression (Ear Molds)
Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Musician’s Ear Plugs & Monitors
Musicians practice and perform in a variety of different settings. They are exposed to high levels of sound, sometimes for long periods, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing damage. Musician’s ear-plugs are custom-made devices that help to limit the sound exposure from instruments, while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or audience. We offer a nice range of products for musicians including ear-plugs.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ear, and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation can help you identify how much tinnitus interferes with your daily life and if there are treatment options that can benefit you.
Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones, by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.
VNG - Balance Evaluations
Videonystagmography evaluates the function of the vestibular portion of the inner ear for patients who are experiencing symptoms of vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, and other balance disorders. Hearing evaluation tests are frequently combined with vestibular studies for the identification of inner ear disorders.
Otoacoustic emission testing allows the audiologist to understand how the outer hair cells of your inner ear are working.