About UCLA Audiology Clinic
UCLA's Doctors of Audiology are state-licensed and expert in provision of services for people of all ages, from newborn to geriatric. Audiologists provide diagnostic hearing evaluations, evaluation of amplification needs including hearing aids, cochlear implants and assistive technologies, and related counseling and consultation.
- Basic hearing testing - Comprehensive Audiologic Evaluation: to determine type and degree of hearing loss in each ear. Advanced diagnostic procedures for the purpose of quantifying hearing loss in that population who cannot participate in a basic hearing test. This population includes:
- Babies from birth to childhood
- Developmentally delayed children and adults
- Patients with functional hearing loss
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) in babies, adults or children either in natural sleep or under general anesthesia. This test is a physiological evaluation of the hearing pathways and can be used to assess hearing in newborns and infants, or children who are developmentally delayed and cannot participate in standard hearing evaluation.
- Otoacoustic emission testing - to evaluate cochlear (inner ear) functioning.
- Tympanometry - to assess middle ear functioning, usually to assist in the diagnosis of middle ear pathology such as otitis media or otosclerosis.
- Play audiometry - used to assess children's hearing from ages 3 and older.
- Visual response audiometry - to assess hearing in children prior to the age of 3 years.
- Hearing aid dispensing - UCLA dispenses hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers. The audiologists do not receive sales commissions on hearing aids.
- Aural rehabilitation - for patients who have hearing loss or cochlear implants and need training on listening skills to improve communication abilities.
Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 540
Los Angeles, CA 90095