Welcome to the Hearing Center at the Dallas Ear Institute. Our mission is to be the center of excellence for the complete care of ear, hearing, and balance problems in children and adults. We strive to improve the hearing, communication, and quality of life for the patients we are privileged to serve. The Hearing Center at the Dallas Ear Institute accomplishes its mission through education, research, and services.
Our physicians and audiologists are highly trained and specialized in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hearing and balance deficits. Our patients receive unsurpassed care with personal, individualized audiology services that include comprehensive hearing evaluations, immittance measures, cochlear implant candidacy evaluations, auditory brainstem response (ABR), electrocochleography (ECOG), videonystagmography (VNG), and vestibular myogenic potential (VEMP) testing, to name a few. Our audiologists make recommendations which are determined by the patient’s individual hearing problem and best suited to their lifestyle. We educate patients with the information needed to move towards a successful outcome.
Our audiologists evaluate, fit, dispense, and provide follow-up care for frequency-modulation (FM) systems and other assistive listening devices (ALDs), bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA), all cochlear implant systems, and a complete range of hearing aids. Moreover, we fit swim molds, custom hearing protection, musician and personal listening products, and provide a host of other services.
Our state-of-the-art facilities, highly specialized team of physicians and audiologists, and passion for great care makes us the best choice for your hearing and balance problems.
The Dallas Ear Institute at Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital is devoted to diagnosing and treating hearing problems in children. Our audiologists are highly trained and specialized in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients with hearing impairments. We perform a comprehensive battery of diagnostic tests to help uncover hearing loss and the potential causes.
Age-appropriate behavioral tests can be performed in the sound booth with earphones. A variety of objective tests including immittance measures, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), click and tone-burst auditory brainstem response (ABR), and auditory steady state response (ASSR) can be performed to gain information about hearing loss. The utilization of these techniques allows us to determine, as early and as precisely as possible, the extent of a child’s hearing impairment.
Newborn babies that fail hearing screening in the hospital are assessed in our Hearing Center. Often, testing must be performed with mild sedation, and our sedation suite is utilized with our highly trained sedation nurse closely monitoring the child while specialized testing is performed by our audiologists.
Our audiologists provide hearing aid services that include evaluating, fitting, dispensing and caring for hearing aids and frequency-modulation (FM) systems from multiple manufacturers. We maintain a large stock of loaner hearing aids so that children can be amplified while their hearing aids are in for repair.
We look forward to taking care of your child. Our state-of-the-art facilities, highly specialized team of physicians and audiologists, and association with Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital allows us to be at the forefront of hearing care for children.
October is National Audiology Awareness Month
According to the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), October is National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month. AAA is dedicated to increasing public awareness of audiology and the importance of hearing protection.