At Nashua Hearing Group, we provide top quality hearing evaluations. Using diagnostic technology, we thoroughly evaluate your hearing abilities and health and fully explain the results of these tests. The goal of testing is to determine the cause of your hearing difficulties so we can provide the best treatment and care for you. We provide comprehensive audiological services for both pediatric and adult patients.
Minor Cerumen (Ear Wax) Removal
Impedance testing checks for muscle responses to loud sounds. These reflex study results can provide information about the auditory nerves and can be used to confirm the type and degree of hearing loss.
Audiometry is what most people think of as a “hearing test”. Earphones are placed on the patient’s head and he/she is asked to press a button when they hear a beeping sound. Sometimes they are asked to repeat words. The results determine the type and degree of hearing impairment and aid the development of a prescriptive hearing aid program. Our hearing tests are always performed in a soundproof booth which is the most accurate method.
Audiometry is used to test young children. When small children hear an unusual sound, they turn their head to find the source of that sound. This test is often used to determine which sounds the child hears and how loud they need to be before they are heard. We often ask children to raise a hand when they hear a sound through their headphones to test their level of hearing.
Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) testing
The cochlea does not only receive sound but also emits sounds. These sounds (called OAEs) can be elicited and measured to help determine the function of the outer hair cells within the cochlea.