Regina 306.359.3277 ph 

2190 Victoria Ave E

Moose Jaw 306.691.3277 ph

7B Thatcher Dr E

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Do I need to be referred by a doctor to be seen by Eastside Audiology?

While the majority of our patients are, in fact, referred by doctors – you do not need a referral to be seen by us. We are proud to say we have many ‘word of mouth’ referrals. To make an appointment either call us at 306.359.3277 (Regina) or 306.691.3277 (Moose Jaw) or go to our Request an Appointment Page.

Does Eastside Audiology test children?

Yes. The audiologists here at Eastside Audiology are very passionate about the hearing health of today’s children. They have the specialized equipment and training to test everyone from the newest newborns to our most elderly geriatric patients and everyone in between. Eastside Audiology is also the only clinic in southern Saskatchewan to test for Auditory Processing Disorders.  Rest easy, you’ve come to the right place.

My doctor told me that my hearing loss is a nerve loss and nothing can be done about it.

In the past many people with a high frequency hearing loss, or with sensorineural damage, have often been told by their family doctor that their type of hearing loss cannot be helped. This might have been true years ago, but with today’s technology, nearly 95% of people with a sensorineural hearing loss CAN be helped.

What all is involved in a hearing test at Eastside Audiology?

We take our diagnostics seriously here.  We do not just do the simple ‘beep test’.  Our testing takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete and involves the following 10 steps:

  • Case History: The first step involves an in-depth, systematic inventory of each patient’s hearing health history. Allows the audiologist the ability to gain a sharpened understanding of why the instance happened as it did – sudden or progressive through intake forms, doctor referrals, & face to face questioning

  • Otoscopic Examination:  Allows the audiologist to view different angles of the canal walls and eardrum.

  • Tympanometry:  This type of Impedance Audiometry is used to measure the function and integrity of the middle ear system. Air pressure in the ear canal is varied to test the condition and mobility (movement) of the ear drum (tympanic membrane). Used in conjunction with Stapedial Reflexes, this also provides neural information about 7th and 8th nerve function.

  • Stapedial Reflex Testing: Used in conjunction with Tympanometry. This type of Impedance Audiometry is used to test for Otosclerosis, & scarring of the middle ear from otitis media. The increase in stiffness may be detected by measuring the resistance of the ossicular chain to sound transmission.

  • Puretone Air Conduction: Used in conjunction with Puretone Bone Conduction to determine type & etiology of hearing loss (Conductive/ Sensorineural / Mixed / Central / Functional). The pure tone stimuli are presented through insert earphones while the patient is in a sound-treated room.

  • Puretone Bone Conduction: Used in conjunction with Puretone Air Conduction to determine type & etiology of hearing loss (Conductive/ Sensorineural / Mixed / Central / Functional). The pure tone stimuli are presented through a bone conduction oscillator while the patient is in a sound-treated room.

  • Speech Audiometry: This test gives us information about interaural symmetry and will help us understand the hearing handicap of the patient. It done used to help determine realistic expectations for aural rehabilitation through Speech Reception Thresholds (SRT) and Word Recognition Ability or Discrimination Ability

  • QuickSIN: An objective test that measures speech in noise (this is a test for how people hear with background noise)

  • DPOAEs: Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions testing. This is a test of outer hair cell function in the inner ear.  This area of the ear tends to be most susceptible to noise, aging, genetics, & certain medical conditions.  DPs provide a pass/fail objective test for hearing and are used in conjunction with the rest of the test battery for diagnostic purposes.

  • Comprehensive Findings Report: Each report is individually created & clearly states all results found, including audiogram, as well as individual recommendations for each patient.  Reports are forwarded to all referring physicians & family physicians as required