Hearing Loss, Balance and Dizziness Conditions and Treatments

UW Health audiologists in Madison, Wisconsin, take a multi-faceted approach to treatment of hearing, balance and dizziness conditions, collaborating with otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors).
Otolaryngologists take a medical approach to treatment while audiologists specialize in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. In addition, audiologists are qualified to perform hearing tests, refer patients for medical treatment and provide hearing rehabilitation services.
Hearing Loss, Balance and Dizziness Disorders

Hearing Aids and Treatments

Hearing and Audiology Information

Additional Treatments and Services

  • Amplification for patients with hearing loss (non-medical rehabilitation)
  • Auditory evoked potential testing, including ABR, stacked ABR, ASSR, and EcoG non-medical rehabilitation of hearing loss through amplification
  • Balance disorder analysis:
    • Videonystagmography
    • Electronystagmography
    • Rotary chair
    • Vesticular evoked myogenic potentials
  • Benign positional vertigo therapy
  • Canalith repositioning therapy for BPPV
  • Comprehensive audiological evaluations for all ages
  • Comprehensive audiometric evaluation for hearing loss in all ages
  • Comprehensive balance system evaluation for vertigo or dizziness
  • Electroneuronography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Hearing protection devices, including those for occupational and industrial applications, as well as musicians
  • Interoperative monitoring for neuro-otologic surgeries 
  • Neuro-diagnostic auditory-evoked potential testing:
    • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) stacked ABR
    • Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR)
    • Electrocochleography (EcoG non-medical rehabilitation of hearing loss through amplification)
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing:
    • Transient
    • Distortion product
    • Spontaneous
  • Pediatric threshold auditory brainstem response testing
  • Repair services for hearing aids and dispensing of hearing aid accessories