Non-sedated Auditory Brainstem Evoked Response Testing (ABR or BAER Test)
Bluetooth clinical ABR equipment precludes the need for sedation because myogenic interference does not occur with the wireless transmission of signals. ABRs are used to quantify newborn hearing loss and rule out auditory neuropathy.
Distortion Product and Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions Testing
Used in follow-up testing for infants who fail the newborn hearing screening prior to discharge from the hospital, these tests capitalize on the discovery that a normal cochlea will generate a sound in response to a specificially shaped stimulus that is frequencey specific.
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
The sound booth is equipped with VRA to reward head turns elicited in response to auditory stimuli. Ear specific thresholds, word discrimination, and aided sound field responses can be quantified.
Conditioned Play Audiometry
CPA strategies vary, based on the develpmental level of the child: the method involves conditioning the child to respond using toys and activities selected to hold attention long enough to obtain reliable ear specific tone and speech audiometery responses.
Middle ear status and broad-band acoustic reflex stimuli are available to measure PE tube patency, middle ear status, hearing level screening. Both 1000Hz and 226Hz tones are available for measurements on infants and children.
Pediatric Hearing Aid, Ear Mold and FM fittings
Speech Mapping is used to fit pediatric hearing aids. Swim molds are custom made...and float!
This is an FM Center for East TN users of Phonak FM equipment, so the fees and prices are below market charges.
Auditory Processing Evaluations
AP evaluations are available for children over age 7. This is a Fee for Service, not insurance reimbursed service. School lesson plans for rehabilitation are prepared on request.
Speech Language Evaluations and Therapy
Diagnostic and treatment of speech, language, voice and fluency needs are provided. This is a Fee for Service, not insurance reimbursed service.
Please FAX referrals to our office in Knoxville at 865-357-2416 and include your NPI and ID number for insurance filing.