The ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas are pleased to offer their patients a full range of in-house diagnostic hearing evaluations that are tailored to each individuals need. We are equipped to perform a hearing test to everyone from infants to geriatric patients. At our Hearing Center we offer hearing testing for all ages.
Hearing Test Options
- Behavioral Observational Audiometry (BOA)
- Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
- Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA)
- Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)
Behavioral Observational Audiometry (BOA)
Behavioral Observational Audiometry (BOA) hearing test is available for ages 1 to 6 months old. This form of testing uses the observation of the infant’s responses to various tones and spoken stimuli, which are presented through loudspeakers.
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
The Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) hearing test is available for ages 6 months to 3 years old. This hearing test can be done using sounds coming from loudspeakers or headphones. The audiologist will talk to the child and play tones at different frequencies. When the child turns to where the sound is coming from, a toy on that side will light up and/or move.
Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA)
The Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA) hearing test is available for ages 3 to 5 years old. This testing involves creating a “game” that interests the child in order to get responses to specific sounds. These games may involve actions, such as putting a block in a bucket every time they hear a beep, or specific responses such as saying “woo” when the child hears the “train noise”.
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)
The Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) hearing test can be used for all ages. OAE testing measures the function of the inner ear, and is used when children cannot or will not respond to sounds using behavioral testing techniques. When a child passes the OAE test, this shows the inner ear is functioning normally, and typically indicates normal hearing abilities.
Schedule a Hearing Test Consultation
If you or someone you know is suffering from hearing loss, call (972) 984-1050 to schedule a consultation to take a hearing test at The ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas.