Comprehensive Hearing Examinations
The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic’s audiologists and graduate student clinicians provide comprehensive audiological evaluations for individuals of all ages and all abilities. Both behavioral and objective tests are utilized to assess the integrity of the auditory system, measure hearing sensitivity, and identify presence of hearing loss.
- Case history
- Pure-tone audiometry
- Speech Testing
At times, electrophysiologic tests may be recommended. Objective tests, such as the Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), can be used to determine hearing sensitivity for patients who are difficult to test, such as infants following a failed newborn hearing screening. The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic offers non-sedated ABR testing for children and adults.
Otoacoustic emission (OAE) testing is often used alongside comprehensive testing, hearing screenings or ABR to further examine the function of the inner ear.
Interpretation and Recommendations
Any clinical findings related to the patient’s main listening difficulties and hearing health will be discussed at the end of the appointment. Appropriate recommendations and treatment options will be provided by the graduate student clinician and certified audiologist. A copy of the audiogram and finalized report will be mailed to the patient following the appointment.
Occupational Hearing Conservation Monitoring
The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic provides occupational hearing testing according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. This includes baseline testing as well as annual hearing tests and hearing protection education. We are proud to test all ISU employees who are exposed to high noise levels as part of they job duties, and look forward to working with local private companies.Back to Audiology Services