Bethesda Hospital East

Audiology & Hearing Testing

 

The Audiology Division of Bethesda Outpatient Rehabilitation provides full hearing services for patients of all ages. In addition to providing individual diagnostic hearing and vestibular evaluations, Audiology offers highly specialized hearing aid fitting, dispensing and follow-up.  We work with a wide variety of hearing aid manufacturers to match each patient's needs to the appropriate, state-of-the-art hearing aid. Additional assistive listening devices may also be dispensed.  We further serve our community through the provision of information and family support at various hospital outreach activities.

 

Hearing Loss
Affecting 31 million Americans, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States.  It is often associated with aging, yet more than 15 million of those affected are under the age of 65.  Symptoms can often go unrecognized for seven to ten years.

 

Signs of Hearing Loss:

  • Conversations sound mumbled
  • Friends and family complain when they are asked to repeat what they have said
  • Conversation in noisy or crowded environments is difficult to understand
  • Frequent ringing or buzzing noises occur in the ears or head   

 

Adult Services:

  • Comprehensive Audiologic Evaluation
  • Acoustic Reflex Testing and Reflex Decay
  • Tympanometry 
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) testing 
  • Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR) 
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) 
  • Hearing Aid and Assistive Listening Device fitting and follow-up

 

Pediatric Services:

  • Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation
  • Conditioning Play Audiometry 
  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry 
  • Acoustic Reflex Testing 
  • Tympanometry 
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) 
  • Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR) 
  • Hearing Aid and Assistive Listening Device fitting and follow-up 
     

See your doctor if you are concerned about hearing loss.  A prescription from your physician is necessary to schedule an evaluation at the Bethesda Center for Speech and Hearing.
 

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 561.374.5700.
For more information, call 561.292.4960.
Audiology services are available at the Bethesda Professional Plaza.