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At New England Ear, Nose, & Throat, we provide the latest in precision audiologic testing to determine the best treatment options for our patients. Drs. Ricole Haden and Peg Toro, expert audiologists, help to achieve our motto of providing “Quality Care for the Whole Patient.” They utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and build tailored treatment strategies to help cope with hearing loss. Patients are involved throughout the entire hearing testing and, if needed, hearing-aid process.

Hearing Services:

Comprehensive Audiologic Evaluations for Adults

Each test is performed by an audiologist who records a detailed patient case history, evaluates the ear canal and hearing ability, and explains the results in detail.

Testing May Include:

  • Pure tone air and bone
  • Speech audiometry
  • Tympanometry
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions

Comprehensive Audiologic Evaluations for Children

Healthy hearing is vital for a child’s development in speech, language, and socialization. Each assessment is tailored to the child’s age and needs.

Testing May include:

  • Conventional Audiometry
  • Tympanometry
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions

Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting

Upon a comprehensive audiologic evaluation, the audiologist discusses with the patient whether a hearing-aid may be a necessary form of treatment. Each hearing aid is fitted using state-of-the-art Real Ear Measurement and Speech Mapping, and the audiologist guides the patient in selecting that best device for their needs. Patients receive close guidance through the trial period with the audiologist being available at all times in case questions arise.

Protective Hearing Devices

We fit custom earplugs for musicians, workers, dentists and others who require sound reduction and/or hearing protection from noise exposure. We also offer personalized swimmods for protecting the ears against water.

Ototoxic Monitoring

Some medications may cause hearing loss and/or damage to the vestibular system. If hearing loss is identified, we will work with the patient’s care team to best adjust their dosages and best conserve their hearing.