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The MacNeal Hospital Audiology Department uses a number of different tests to diagnose hearing problems. Hearing tests that we use include:

  • Analysis of middle ear function

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing for adults

  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing

  • Pure tone air/bone threshold assessment

  • Speech recognition assessment

  • Videonystagmography (VNG) testing

When you see an audiologist at MacNeal, we’ll help you to determine whether a hearing problem exists and, if so, the source and severity of the problem. We also work to help you understand test results and if needed, can provide you with a hearing aid if one is required. If you believe you may have a hearing problem, ask your doctor to refer you for a simple hearing evaluation.

The Audiology Department is located in the South Basement of MacNeal Hospital. Please call 708-783-3134 for more information.