Baptist Medical Group Audiology
When you have a problem with your hearing, you may need to turn to an audiologist. Audiology is the science of hearing and associated disorders. Baptist Medical Group audiologists work with patients of all ages to diagnose and treat hearing and balance problems.
What do Baptist Medical Group audiologists do?
When people come to a Baptist Medical Group physician who specializes in audiology, they are typically looking for help with hearing problems. Baptist Medical Group audiologists have the experience and knowledge needed to diagnose these problems and provide recommended treatment.
By using audiometers, computers and other testing devices, Baptist Medical Group audiologists can determine the seriousness of a hearing loss, the type of hearing loss and which areas of the balance system may be causing the patient's symptoms.
Common hearing and balance disorders diagnosed by Baptist Medical Group audiologists include the following:
- Hearing loss
Baptist Medical Group audiologists may work with other health care professionals, such as speech-language pathologists and physical therapists, to develop a proper treatment plan. In such cases, Baptist Medical Group physicians' top priority is the patient's well-being. Our audiologists focus on treatment that will improve hearing, coping skills and overall quality of life.
Baptist Medical Group Audiology Services
Baptist Medical Group audiologists frequently provide services for:
- Non-digital and digital programmable hearing aids
- Completely in-the-canal hearing aids (to enhance listening in noisy situations)
- Auditory brainstem response (to assess the integrity of the hearing nerve and the brainstem)
- Open-fit hearing aids (behind the ear)
- Videonystagmography (VNG)
- Assistive listening devices
- Training patients to use various devices