Audiological Evaluation

An audiological evaluation is a series of tests doctors use to help determine the type, degree and configuration of your hearing loss. The tests often provide insights on what has caused your hearing loss.

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Balance Assessment Test

A balance assessment test measures a person’s potential for falls in order to make decisions on which factors require intervention.

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Cochlear Implant

A cochlear implant is a medical device that can partially restore hearing. A cochlear implant works by directly stimulating the auditory nerve to deliver a sense of sound. Cochlear implants work by processing sound signals and transmitting them to a receiver that is implanted behind the ear.

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Endolymphatic Sac Decompression

Endolymphatic sac decompression is a treatment that is performed to maintain the hydrostatic pressure and endolymph homeostasis in the inner ear for patients with Meniere’s disease.

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Epley Maneuver

The Epley maneuver, also known as the canalith repositioning maneuver or particle repositioning maneuver, is a series of exercises used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

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Hearing Aid

A hearing aid is a small electronic device that is used to improve your hearing. Hearing aids are typically worn behind the ear and can make sounds easier for you to hear — either in noisy or quiet conditions.

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Labyrinthectomy

A labyrinthectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to treat vertigo if you have very little hearing in the affected ear. This is a last resort option when it is determined that a hearing aid will not be effective in helping you hear more clearly.

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Micropressure Therapy

Micropressure therapy, also known as positive pressure therapy, is a treatment option to help relieve the symptoms associated with Meniere’s disease. Micropressure therapy is an option before surgical or destructive treatments for Meniere’s disease.

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Semicircular Canal Occlusion

Semicircular canal occlusion is a surgical treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Only approximately 5 percent of patients will need surgical treatments to relieve the symptoms of BPPV.

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Tympanoplasty

Tympanoplasty, also known as perilymph fistula surgery, is a surgical treatment to repair the perilymph fistula. During a tympanoplasty, your eardrum will be reconstructed from cartilage taken from your body.

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Valsalva Maneuver

The Valsalva maneuver is a breathing technique that can be used to unclog ears, restore heart rhythm or diagnose an autonomic nervous system (ANS). To perform the Valsalva maneuver, you should close your mouth, pinch your nose shut and press the air out like you are blowing up a balloon.

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Vestibular Nerve Section

A vestibular nerve section test is performed to stop recurrent attacks of vertigo. During the procedure, your surgeon will cut the vestibular part of the cochleovestibular cranial nerve.

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Vestibular Test

Vestibular testing, also referred to as vestibular function testing or VFTs, is a series of tests that can evaluate hearing function. The goal of the tests is to determine if there is damage to the vestibular portion of the inner ear.

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