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Audiology

What is an Audiologist?

An Audiologist is a licensed health care professional who identifies, assesses, and manages disorders of the auditory, balance, and other neural systems. In addition, an audiologist can prescribe hearing aids. Our Audiologists are NYS Licensed Doctors of Audiology (Au.D.) or hold a Master’s Degree in Audiology. 

When to Use the Services of an Audiologist:

You should seek the services of an audiologist if you or someone you know is having difficulty hearing. It may be difficult for you to determine if your child is having hearing problems. You might consult an audiologist for a child for many reasons:

1. You think your child is speaking differently or not speaking at all when compared to other children of the same age.

2. As an infant, your child does not respond to sounds or people’s voices.

What the Audiologist Will Do:

The first thing your Audiologist will do is take a detailed history. Following history, the audiologists will test:

• How well you or your child can hear sounds of different pitches.
• Test how well you or your child will understand speech at different levels of loudness.

Our audiologist can evaluate your hearing, determine whether you have a hearing loss and make recommendations for hearing health care which may include a referral to a physician or recommendations for hearing aids. In some cases, recommendations for modifications in your environment or the child’s academic environment may be advised.

Audiology Services Include:

• Audiological Evaluations (Evaluations of hearing)
• Middle Ear Analysis (Tympanometry)
• Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Testing
• Acoustic Reflex Testing
• Specialized Testing:
Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)
Vestibular Assessment or Electronystagmography (ENG)
• Comprehensive Audiological Assessment  –  Including analysis of the middle ear
• Pediatric Audiometry
• Auditory Evoked Potentials
• Electrocochleography
• ETB
• Hearing Aid Evaluations
• Hearing Aid Maintenance
• Assistive Listening Device Information
• Hearing Conservation
• Vestibular 

Speech-Language Pathology

Services include assessment and intervention of:

•  Speech/Language Disorders
•  Voice Disorders
•  Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders
•  Stuttering
•  Motor Speech Disorders
•  Adult Swallowing Disorders
•  Speech Disorders of Head and Neck
•  Cancer Patients
•  Aphasia
•  Pediatric Feeding Disorders
•  Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Disorders

Signs of a Hearing Problem

• Difficulty hearing or understanding speech
• Difficulty following conversation or avoids interaction in groups or noisy situations
• Ringing in one or both ears

Location

HealthAlliance Hospital
Mary’s Ave Campus
105 Mary’s Avenue
Kingston, N.Y. 12401
(845) 334-3121