Treatments For Adult Patients

At the Yale Hearing and Balance Center, we understand that a hearing or balance disorder can affect your life and your ability to participate in and enjoy even everyday activities.  

If you have hearing loss, it is normal to feel frustrated when you cannot clearly hear what someone is saying or if background noise is interfering with your ability to participate in a conversation. If you have tinnitus, or ringing in the ear, you may feel distracted and annoyed by the constant sound, especially when ambient noise is reduced and the ringing becomes more noticeable. Balance issues can be disconcerting, especially when they affect your daily life and prevent you from being able to do everyday things, such as driving in a car or turning your head without feeling dizzy. Bouts of vertigo can impede your ability to work and ruin even simple plans. 

By providing the latest and most advanced treatment and management technologies available, the Yale Hearing and Balance Center can help you get your life back. Our specialists will take the time to discuss your goals and expectations and the best treatment or management options available for your specific condition. 

Treatments We Provide

Management of Hearing Loss

The Yale Hearing and Balance Center provides leading-edge technology in digital hearing aids. Our audiologists are trained on the latest technologies and offer a variety of hearing aid styles. Our center has a competitive price structure and a comprehensive service package to improve our patient’s hearing health care. We also offer a wide variety of assistive listening devices to enhance our patient’s day-to-day lives. 

Services in our hearing aid center include: 
  • Real ear probe microphone testing
  • Hearing aid electroacoustic analysis
  • Custom hearing protection and musician’s earplugs
  • Quarterly cleans and checks of hearing aids
  • Quarterly battery club
For those who cannot benefit from hearing aids, cochlear implants and implantable hearing aids are also available.

Balance Program

The Yale Hearing and Balance Center provides a full range of balance function testing. We use a comprehensive team approach, working closely with neurologists and otolaryngologists to determine the cause of your dizziness and balance problems. Some balance problems can be treated successfully in one quick session, while other more complicated problems may take longer to treat. In addition to coordinating to determine the cause of a balance problem, our clinic has the skill and experience to treat your problem and help you get back to a normal life. 

Services in our balance center include: 
  • Electronystagmography (ENG and/or VNG)
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)
  • Electrocochleography (ECochG)
  • Balance therapy

Electrophysiology Program

The Yale Hearing and Balance Center uses electrophysiology in a number of ways to assure that you receive the most thorough assessment possible. Both the hearing and balance portions of the inner ear generate electricity. In certain cases, it may be necessary to measure these electrical charges to help determine the specifics of your hearing or balance problems. These procedures are so easy and painless that in many cases the patient falls asleep during testing. 

Services in our electrophysiology program include:
  • Middle- and late-evoked potentials
  • Site of lesion auditory brainstem response testing
  • Threshold auditory brainstem response testing

Tinnitus Management

The Yale Hearing and Balance Center offers a full range of services for patients suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” occurs in most people, but for over 12 million American’s is debilitating. Together, our audiologists and otologists collaborate as a team to determine the cause and characteristics of tinnitus. 

Services for tinnitus management include:
  • Hearing aids
  • Tinnitus maskers
  • Sound therapy
  • Counseling

PATIENT LOCATIONS

Adult Care
800 Howard Avenue, 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519
T: 203.785.2467
F: 203.785.5936
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2874 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
T: 203.459.8330
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Pediatric Care
Yale-New Haven Hospital
West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06504
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