Audiology Services

Hearing testKinston Head and Neck's staff of audiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic services for infant through geriatric populations. Our audiologists are licensed and certified by the American Academy of Audiology, as well as the North Carolina Audiology and Hearing Aid Boards.

Diagnostic Services provided by our professional staff:

  • Audiological Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Services
  • Oto-Acoustic Emissions
  • Electronystagmography (ENG)
  • Pediatric Hearing Evaluations
  • Visual Conditioned Response Audiometry (VRA)
  • Audiological Evaluations

By using highly calibrated state-of-the-art equipment, our audiologists are able to gather the necessary information to help determine the type and severity of a person's hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Service

Our Audiology department is committed to providing the best in hearing aid services and care. We offer the latest in hearing aid technology and provide a range of styles and shapes for the patient to choose. Click here for examples.

Electronystagmography (ENG)

The balance system is a complex one involving coordination of the vestibular (inner ear), visual (eyes), and the sensory nerves throughout the body. The ENG is one method utilized to evaluate problems with balance and equilibrium.

Oto-acoustic emission (OAE)

Oto-acoustic emission (OAE) evaluation is an evaluation of cochlear function (the sensory organ of hearing). OAE is a fairly new but very reliable test. A normal cochlea will emit an echo when a sound is presented. Earphones are placed in the ear canal and a clicking sound is presented in the ear. A computer monitors the ear for a response which enables the audiologist to determine if the cochlea is functioning normally. An OAE evaluation takes approximately 30 minutes.

Pediatric Hearing Evaluations

Infants hear and listen from the moment of birth. Good hearing is essential for your baby to learn to talk. Pediatric hearing evaluations can be performed at any age. There are many sophisticated tests that can determine the level of your child's hearing.

Visual Conditioned Response Audiometry (VRA)

VRA is effectively used from a few months of age up to approximately three years old. The child is seated at an angle to a speaker and animated toy. The child is observed by an audiologist for either a conditioned response or other reactions to a variety of test sounds. The patients response levels are adjusted for their age and the hearing level is estimated.