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Audiology Services

Audiology Services at RushServices for adults

Audiologists at Rush provide the following diagnostic services for adult patients:

  • Hearing testing
  • Specialized tests of the auditory system, including auditory evoked responses and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) 
  • Balance (vestibular) evaluations using electonystagmography (ENG) or videonystagmography (VNG) 
  • Facial nerve function studies using electroneuronography (ENoG)

Specialists also provide the following rehabilitative services to adult patients:

  • Hearing aid evaluations
  • Hearing aid fittings
  • Hearing aid reprogramming, repairs and other follow-up services
  • Cochlear implant evaluations
  • Cochlear implant mappings and follow-up services
  • BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) evaluations
  • BAHA fittings and follow-up services
  • Auditory rehabilitation for hearing aid, BAHA and cochlear implant users

Services for children and adolescents

The following diagnostic services are available for pediatric patients:

  • Diagnostic evaluations for infants who did not pass the newborn hearing screening
  • Behavioral hearing evaluations for infants and children
  • Specialized testing of the auditory system, including auditory brainstem response (ABR), auditory steady state response (ASSR), otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
  • Central auditory processing (CAP) testing and diagnosis

Pediatric rehabilitation services include the following:

  • Hearing aid evaluations for newborns, toddlers and pediatrics
  • Hearing aid fittings
  • Hearing aid programming, repairs and other follow-up services as needed
  • Functional assessment of the infant or childs listening abilities
  • Auditory habilitation for infants and children with hearing aids

The staff includes audiologists who are credentialed through the Illinois Early Intervention System and the Division of Specialized Care for Children. They are part of the Rush craniofacial team and provide diagnostic and rehabilitation services for children seen through that center. Additionally, they work closely with the school districts to ensure the best care for the school-age child.