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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Hearing Evaluations for Adults

Audiologists at the UT Dallas Callier Center perform the following audiological evaluations for adults.

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Test
FM System

Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation

This evaluation consists of:

  • Pure tone thresholds.
  • Word recognition evaluation.
  • Tympanometry and acoustic reflex thresholds.
  • Otoacoustic emissions.

Based on the results of the evaluation, recommendations will be made to treat the hearing loss or the communication problems that result from the loss. We will also provide a medical referral if needed.

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Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Test

This test is performed for adults when the results from the comprehensive hearing evaluation suggest neurological involvement. 

To perform an ABR:

  • Electrodes are attached to the ears and scalp.
  • Sounds are delivered to the ears.
  • A computer extracts the part of the patient’s brain activity that is related to hearing. 

The ABR test can effectively measure the response of the hearing nerve and brainstem pathways objectively. Based on the results of this test  a medical referral may be warranted.
 
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FM System

An FM system is a device usually used in conjunction with hearing aids.

It is designed to overcome the negative effects of background noise and distance for an individual with hearing loss. 

During this appointment, FM equipment is explained and demonstrated for the patient. 

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