Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

UT Health Medical School

UTHealth Audiology

Hearing, Tinnitus & Balance

As the hearing, tinnitus, and balance specialists, we offer the latest technology along with expertise in the newest diagnostic procedures and the state-of-the-art equipment. Patients are first evaluated for medical problems and then, following testing, recommendations are made as to the type of hearing aid devices, tinnitus therapy, or balance management is most suitable.

Diagnostic Audiological Tests

  • Comprehensive Audiological Evaluation
  • Immittance Measures (Middle Ear and Eustachian Tube Studies)
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (for the assessment of cochlear function for monitoring ototoxicity secondary to chemotherapy and radiation as well as for hearing screening in infants)
  • Tinnitus evaluation and management
  • Auditory Steady State Responses (ASSR)—detailed frequency-specific hearing assessment through recording of brain activity
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Electrocochleography (ECOG)—for differential diagnosis of Meniere’s disease
  • Auditory Evoked Responses
    • Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR)
    • Middle Latencies Responses (MLR)
    • Late Evoked Responses (P300)
  • Electroneurography for Facial nerve pathology

Dizziness and Balance Evaluation

Videonystagmography (VNG) is used to evaluate dizzy patients. We also offer information on balance and vestibular rehabilitation.

Digital Hearing Aids and Assistive Listening Devices

We offer hearing aids and assistive listening devices to fit each patient’s particular need.

  • Major brands of hearing aids available
  • Fitting various types of digital hearing aids
  • Ear protection devices
    • Occupational
    • Recreational
  • Batteries and hearing aid supplies
  • Rehabilitation program for hearing loss
  • Repair service
  • Tubing replacement

Tinnitus Rehabilitation Program

We can provide comprehensive tinnitus evaluation and an advanced device for tinnitus management.

Cochlear Implant and Implantable Hearing Aids

UTHealth audiologists participate in the evaluation and rehabilitation of patients (both children and adults) with profound hearing loss. A cochlear implant or an implantable hearing aid can offer dramatic results for these patients.

Areas of Specialty

  • Ototoxicicity and sudden hearing loss
  • Chemotherapy and hearing loss
  • Tinnitus management
  • Auditory hair cell function
  • Hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation
  • Pediatric audiology
  • Electrophysiological testing
  • Vestibular and balance assessment