Hearing and Dizziness Unit
Staffed by highly trained otorhinolaryngologist and audiomeric technicians, the Hearing Unit of Asian Hospital and Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of hearing tests
Staffed by highly trained otorhinolaryngologist and audiologists, the Hearing Unit of Asian Hospital and Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of hearing tests.
Your doctor will request the specific hearing test or tests based on a detailed assessment of your condition.The result of your hearing test/s will eventually determine the management of your hearing problem. The Hearing Unit also dispenses high-quality hearing aids by appointment.
- Pure tone audiometry (PTA)- the key hearing test used to identify hearing threshold levels thereby enabling determination of the degree, type and configuration of hearing loss. PTA provides the basis for diagnosis and management.
- Speech audiometry- a screening test that assesses a person’s ability to hear spoken words at frequencies necessary for speech.
- Tympanometry- an important test used to detect disorders of the middle ear. A special device placed in the ear changes the air pressure in the ear and makes the eardrum move back and forth. A machine records the results on graphs called tympanograms.
- Newborn hearing screening test- another important test that assesses how the outer hair cells of the inner ear are working. The outer hair cells enhance our ability to hear soft sound and inhibit loud sounds.
- Pure tone audiometry
- Pure tone/speech audiometry
- Speech tone
- Newborn Hearing Screening
- Acoustic Reflex
- Screening Audiometry
- Eustachian Tube Function Test
- Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) with Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR)
- Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR)
- Play Audiometry
- Electrocochleograhy (EcochG)
- Videonystagmography (VNG) without caloric testing
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) with Screening Audiometry(SA)
- Videonystagmography (VNG) with caloric testing
- Child Pure Tone Audiometry
- Child Pure Tone/Speech Audiometry w/ Tympanometry
- Child Pure Tone/Speech Audiometry
- Child Speech Tone
- Child Tympanometry
- Child Acoustic Reflex
- Child Tympanometry & Acoustic Reflex (Impedance)
- Child Eustachian Tube Function
- Child Pure Tone/Speech Audiometry w/ Tympanometry & Acoustic Reflex
- Pure Tone/Speech Audiometry w/ Tympanometry & Acoustic Reflex
- Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials
Diagnosing Hearing Loss
How is hearing loss diagnosed?
Because many causes of hearing loss are not immediately apparent, an ENT specialist (otorhinolaryngologist) conducts a detailed ear examination to establish a definitive diagnosis. The ENT specialist may then request a hearing test to assess the degree of hearing loss.
Who should undergo a hearing test?
Hearing assessment of newborns (preferably a day after birth) is very important. Early identification of, and prompt intervention in, hearing loss (before the age of six months) is critical for language development. A test called otoacoustic emission (OAE) can assess hearing even in newborns.
Adults exposed to high noise levels should have a hearing test at least once a year. Anyone who experiences the slightest difficulty in hearing should undergo a hearing assessment in order to detect hearing problems early and help preserve communication & listening skills.
Signs of Hearing Loss
- Inability to understand or misinterpreting other people’s speech (people seem to be mumbling when speaking)
- Difficulty understanding conversation in group settings
- Frequent need to ask others to repeat themselves
- People often say you talk too loudly
- Loss of confidence due to inability to communicate well with people
- Difficulty hearing television and radio programs, as well as people on the phone
- Difficulty hearing public performances such as in concert halls or theatres, especially when located away from sound source
- Ringing in the ear
- Ear pain and discharge
- Delayed speech development in children
What are common causes of hearing loss?
- Exposure to loud or constant noise e.g. loud music, noise from motorized tools, gunshots
- Illness or complications at birth
- Heredity/ congenital conditions
- Drug toxicity
- Ear infection
- Impacted cerumen (ear wax)
For inquiries please call: Hearing Unit Tel/Fax. (+632) 876 5756 local 5756.
Location and Hours
You may also visit us to set an appointment at the 2nd floor of the Asian Hospital and Medical Center.
We are open from 9am to 6pm Mondays to Saturdays.