Hearing and Balance Assessments Performed by Dr. Ashley Beko, Audiologist, Pinpoint Problems to Guide Medical, Surgical, Amplification, and Therapy Solutions
Complete Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
Hearing Aid Evaluations and Consultations
Hearing Aid Troubleshooting and Servicing
Customized Digital Hearing Aid Fittings
Custom Swim and Musician Plugs
Assessments guide effective treatment with Dr. Jackson's physician expertise and clinical skills to prescribe medications, perform procedures, and order imaging scans and blood tests, when indicated. Diagnostic tests are key for top treatment results.
Otologic Disorders We Treat:
Acoustic Neuroma: Benign growth arising from the hearing and balance nerve deep to the inner ear. Symptoms include slowly progressive imbalance, unilateral tinnitus, dizziness, and asymmetric hearing loss.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Symptoms of dizziness or vertigo, lightheadedness, disorientation, disequilibrium or nausea, brought on by particular head/body movements or positions.
Cholesteatoma: A skin cyst that occurs behind the eardrum that increases in size, perforates the tympanic membrane and erodes middle ear hearing bones called ossicles. It can spread throughout the mastoid bone and related structures.
Eardrum Perforation: Opening in the tympanic membrane typically from infection, inflammation, or trauma.
Endolymphatic Hydrops: Elevated inner ear fluid pressure. Symptoms of hydrops include pressure or fullness in the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, and imbalance.
“Surfer’s Ear”, Exostosis:Bony growths in the external auditory canal that are common in individuals after years of exposure to the forceful rush of cold water into the ear canal, leading to plugging, infections, ear blockage, and hearing loss.
Glomus Tumor: Vascular benign tumor arising from veins in bone around the structures of hearing and balance.
Meniere’s Disease: A disorder in the regulation of inner ear fluid pressure resulting in fluctuating nerve hearing loss, episodes of severe spinning vertigo, tinnitus, and often a sensation of fullness or pressure in the ears or head.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): Exposure to loud sound(s) resulting in sustained hearing impairments or permanent damage to the hair cells of the inner ear.
Otitis Media: Inflammation or infection marked by an accumulation of pus or fluid in the middle ear space.
Otosclerosis: A disease of the bone that surrounds the inner ear that results in hearing loss most commonly from reduced vibration of the third hearing bone called the stapes; one of the most correctable causes of hearing loss.
Polyp: Benign inflammatory growth occurring in the external canal, on the eardrum, or in the middle ear.
Presbycusis: The permanent partial hearing loss that occurs with aging which can be improved by a properly fit hearing aid.
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Onset of hearing loss within minutes to hours that involves the inner ear, usually from viral or small vessel causes, that is often improved by prompt medical treatment.
Temporal Bone Fractures from high force trauma such as motor vehicle accidents or blows to the head or face from blunt objects.
Tinnitus:the perception of ringing, buzzing, or any other abnormal noise in the ears or head that is not generated by an external source; often the sign of an otologic disorder and usually improved with treatment including masking techniques.
Office Procedures use an Operating Microscope:
Repair of Small Eardrum Perforations Excision of Ear Polyps and Cysts
Debridement of Infected Skin and Debris Clear Foreign Bodies or Material
Mastoid Cavity Crust Removal Myringotomy to Open the Eardrum