OHSU Audiology Program
Audiology Services at OHSU
What is the Audiology Service?
The Audiology Service is a team of highly qualified people who are at the University Hospital and Clinics at OHSU. Our team provides state-of-the-art hearing assessment and rehabilitative services for children and adults.
What Is An Audiologist?
An audiologist is a health care professional who specializes in:
- Evaluation of hearing ability
- Evaluation of vestibular function (the inner ear area that helps with balance and stability)
- Rehabilitation of hearing problems
In order to be an audiologist, a person must have:
- A Doctorate degree in audiology (AuD)
- Clinical certification by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
- Be licensed by the state of Oregon Audiology Board
- Licensed by the state of Oregon Hearing Aid Dispenser's Board
Who Can Benefit from the Audiology Service?
Any person who is worried or has questions about their hearing or the hearing of a loved one, is having difficulty understanding conversation in certain situations, is exposed to loud noises, has ringing (tinnitus) in the ears, has significant hearing loss and would like to explore the option of a cochlear implant, would like to obtain devices to protect their hearing, or a person who needs an audiologist to speak to a group about current and future technology for the hearing impaired individual, can benefit from our services. We provide a full range of patient care and education, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, hearing tests, and educational information or presentations for classrooms.
What Does the OHSU Audiology Service Provide?
- Diagnostic hearing tests for children and adults
- Inpatient audiometric evaluation
- Hearing aid fitting using "Real-Ear" technology
- Hearing aid evaluations
- Hearing aid fitting and follow up
- Custom earplugs for protection from noise and water
- Listening devices
- Comprehensive cochlear implantation program
- Vestibular (inner ear) testing, diagnosis and treatment
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Outreach to organizations, schools, health care systems and support groups
- Materials for learning about your hearing and how to prevent hearing loss
- Auditory rehabilitation courses
Our Audiology Staff
Our team of highly qualified physicians, audiologists, and staff look forward to meeting you and discussing your care.
How You Can HelpThe OHSU Audiology Service accepts financial donations and used hearing aids to help support our work and our patients. The Hearing Aid Program provides reconditioned (previously used) hearing aids to those individuals who cannot afford the cost of new hearing aids. You can help us maintain this service by donating your old hearing aids to the Hearing Aid Program. If you are interested in making a donation, please call 503 494-5171.
How to Contact the Audiology Clinic for Information or Appointments
Please contact our office regarding scheduling appointments. Prior to scheduling an appointment, our providers often need to review chart notes related to your hearing loss, or the hearing loss of your child in order to coordinate any additional tests we may need in order to make the most of your visit. In some cases, we will require a referral from your primary care physician. We would be happy to discuss this with you to ensure we have all we need to expedite the scheduling process.
Please contact us by phone or email to begin the process.
Phone: Audiology Clinic 503 494-5171