Audiology

Audiology

Hearing loss affects an estimated twenty-eight million people. Black Hills ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery at Rapid City Medical Center has an on-site audiologist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hearing loss and balance concerns. These issues occur when areas of the ear deteriorate or become damaged. To best diagnose, a series of tests may be performed to determine the nature and severity of hearing or balance issues. 

Our Hearing Evaluations May Include

Otoscopy
Comprehensive Pure Tone & Speech Testing
Tympanometry
Acoustic Brainstem Response (ABR)
Acoustic Steady State Response (ASSR)
Otoacoustic Emissions
Cochlear Implant Determination

Our Balance Testing May Include

Verification & Treatment for Benign Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Other Dizziness Assessment

Our Hearing Aid Evaluations May Include

Recommended Make/Model of Amplification
Fitting of Hearing Aids Including a Trial Period
Repair & Replacement of Hearing Aids

Our Cochlear Implants May Include

Initial Stimulation & Follow-Up Mapping of Cochlear Implant Processors
Repair of Processor & Parts Related

Our Audiology Provider

Nancy Gwaltney, AuD, Doctor of Audiology
Jenny Spencer, Audiology Assistant

Contact us for more information regarding hearing and balance tests.