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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 tympanometry, auditory evoked responses and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) 
  • Balance (vestibular) evaluations using electonystagmography (ENG), videonystagmography (VNG) and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP)
  • Facial nerve function studies using electroneuronography (ENoG)

Audiologists also provide the following rehabilitative services to adult patients:

  • Assessment of everyday communication needs
  • Hearing aid evaluations, fittings and follow-up services
  • Hearing aid reprogramming, repairs and other services as needed
  • Assistive listening devices for television, telephone, bluetooth and other wireless technology
  • Cochlear implant evaluations, mapping and follow-up services
  • Baha auditory osseointegrated implant (AOI) evaluations, fittings and follow-up services
  • Auditory rehabilitation for hearing aid, Baha and cochlear implant users
  • Custom hearing conservation, including multi-filtered musician earpieces
  • Custom ear molds and swim molds

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 tests of the auditory system, including tympanometry, auditory evoked responses and otoacoustic emissions (OAE)

Pediatric rehabilitation services include the following:

  • Functional assesment of the child's listening needs
  • Hearing aid evaluations, fittings and follow-up services for newborns, toddlers and older children
  • Hearing aid programming, repairs and other services as needed
  • Baha auditory osseointegrated implant (AOI) evaluations, fittings and follow-up services
  • Parental and teacher education and support
  • Custom ear molds and swim molds

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.