If any further information is desired concerning one of the various programs at the Michigan Ear Institute please contact us at (248) 865-4166. Also, a Dial a hearing test is available at this number as well.
The Michigan Ear Institute’s audiology staff possesses an outstanding clinical resume as well as having much experience in research. Areas of expertise include audiometric testing, auditory brainstem evoked response testing, advanced vestibular testing including electronystagmography, rotary chair testing and posturography testing. In addition various clinical electrophysiologic tests are done on site including electrocochleography (ECog) to help test for Meniere’s disease and electroneuronography (ECog) to aid in the diagnosis of facial nerve weakness. Recently, the addition of the OMNIAX has improved diagnosis and treatment of many patients suffering from dizziness.
Conductive and sensorineural hearing losses are types of hearing disorders which can be identified with hearing tests. Both of these types of hearing losses are treatable. Conductive hearing loss can be treated with surgical intervention, conventional hearing aid, or an implantable device. Nerve deafness can now be treated with hearing aids or, if severe, with cochlear implantation. Occasionally, certain medicines can be used to improve hearing losses depending on their type, onset, and severity.
The Michigan Ear Institute Hearing Aid Center specializes in state-of-the-art hearing aid devices including both analog and digital hearing aids. Custom fitting and modern diagnostic testing insure a good match between the hearing impaired patient and their hearing aid. In addition to hearing aids, tinnitus maskers and tinnitus tapes and CD’s are also made available.