What is Audiology?
Audiology is a branch of science which deals with the study of hearing, balance and related disorders through tests and treatment through hearing aids. At Little Rock Audiology, our audiologists treat those with hearing loss and proactively work to prevent related damage.
Employing various testing strategies (e.g. hearing tests, otoacoustic emission measurements, electronystagmography, and electrophysiologic tests), audiology aims to determine whether someone can hear within the normal range, and if not, which portions of hearing (high, middle, or low frequencies) are affected and to what degree.
If an audiologist determines that a hearing loss or vestibular abnormality is present, she will provide recommendations to a patient as to what options (e.g. hearing aid, surgery, appropriate medical referrals) may be of assistance.
In addition to testing hearing, the audiologists at Little Rock Audiology also work with a wide range of clientele in rehabilitation (hearing aids), pediatric populations and assessment of the vestibular system.