Audiology Services

(732) 937-8655

Approximately 30 million people in the United States have some degree of hearing loss, and about 40 percent of the population will experience some form of dizziness or balance difficulty over the course of a lifetime. At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), we offer a wide array of services to evaluate and treat hearing and balance-related concerns or impairments.

Our experienced, licensed audiologists conduct assessments, offer guidance and recommend the best method of treatment for people of all ages, from children to adults.

We also provide hearing aids and work with a multidisciplinary team to enable patients to obtain cochlear implants.

Audiology - Hearing Test

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations

At RWJUH, all hearing assessments are conducted by licensed audiologists.

Comprehensive audiologic evaluations include tympanometry, a test using varying degrees of air pressure on the ear drum, in order to assess middle ear function.

When testing children, we use friendly visual reinforcement and play techniques. We may have two audiologists work together when conducting hearing tests on children under the age of 5. This way, we can elicit the appropriate responses while making the testing enjoyable for your child.

Dizziness/Balance Evaluations

We provide advanced diagnostic testing for people who suffer from dizziness. A full range of evaluations can assist your physician in determining if your symptoms are associated with the inner ear (vestibular system).

The following vestibular tests can be performed at our facility:

  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Rotational chair
  • Computerized dynamic posturography (CDP)
  • Electrocochleography (EcochG)
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP/oVEMP)
  • Video head impulse test (vHIT)
  • Neurodiagnostic auditory brainstem responses (ABR)

Electro-diagnostic Tests

Auditory brainstem response (ABR)/brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) testing, and the otoacoustic emissions (OAE) tests are objective diagnostic tools used to determine the integrity of the auditory system without the need for patient response.

Electrodes will be placed on the patient's head along with earphones that will play a variety of sounds. The electrodes are connected to a computer that will record brain activity in response to the sounds. The computer will record and display results.

These painless tests can be used on infants to determine degree of auditory sensitivity, or on adults to determine neurological conditions. They are effective when clinicians need more information than can be obtained from just a basic hearing test. Sedated ABRs are available.

Central Auditory Processing (CAP) Evaluations

Children over the age of 7 who exhibit difficulty following directions or paying attention when background noise is present may have central auditory processing (CAP) disorders. Hearing sensitivity can be normal, but the ability to follow auditory commands or information may be impaired.

CAP testing is an effective way to determine educational needs and can help teachers find appropriate methods of teaching for the way the child learns.

Hearing Aids

Man with Hearing AidHearing AidsAudiologists at RWJUH are state-licensed hearing aid dispensers. We offer a full line of hearing aid related services including:

  • Counseling
  • Selection
  • Fitting of appropriate amplification
  • Repair/cleaning services
  • Real ear measurements
  • Electro-acoustic hearing aid analysis

RWJUH offers state-of-the-art technology with a competitive edge on pricing. Every hearing aid purchase comes with a 30-day trial period and free follow-up appointments during the warranty period of the hearing aid.

In addition to traditional hearing aids, our clinic offers services for bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs). BAHAs exist as an option for those with hearing loss that is the result of problems with the outer ear, middle ear, or for those with un-aidable hearing loss in one ear. BAHAs can either be surgically placed or can be worn via headband as a non-surgical option.

Cochlear Implants

When traditional hearing aids aren't working well enough for you, a cochlear implant may be the answer. Cochlear implants give the sensation of sound to people with severe to profound hearing loss. Those with significant bilateral sensorineural hearing loss as well as those who suffer from single-sided deafness or asymmetric hearing loss may be eligible for cochlear implants. At RWJUH, we serve both pediatric and adult cochlear implant recipients.

Call (732) 937-8655 to make an appointment today!