WVU Medicine Audiology provides the full spectrum of audiology diagnostic testing and treatment for both adults and pediatrics. Our goal is to provide personalized, evidence-based care that will result in the best outcomes for each individual’s specific communication needs.

Conditions We Treat

We treat hearing problems related to a number of conditions, including:

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Ear canal blockage
  • Head injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Tumors
  • Viruses

Treatments and Services

WVU Medicine audiologists will perform a series of advanced listening tests to measure your ability to hear and process sound. Our hearing specialists will provide you with the most beneficial treatment to help maximize your hearing. Based on your hearing condition, treatment for hearing problems may include a variety of therapies, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, or assistive communication devices.

Diagnostic testing options include:

  • Basic audiologic assessment
    • Pure tone thresholds for both air and bone conduction, recorded speech testing, and immittance testing
    • Pediatric testing via visual reinforcement audiology or conditioned play audiometry
  • Tinnitus assessment testing
  • Cochlear implant candidacy evaluations
  • Videonystagmography (VNG) testing
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
  • Sleep-deprived auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
    • For children 6 months old and younger
  • Sedated auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
  • Distortion-product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) testing
  • Electrocochleography (ECochG)
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing
  • Electroneuronography (ENoG)

Treatment options include:

  •  Hearing aids
    • Our audiology department works with most major hearing aid manufacturers. We provide expert, evidence-based hearing aid fitting services through the use of probe microphone measurements via the Audioscan Verifit 2 equipment in combination with experienced audiologists.
    • We offer hearing aid repairs, cleaning, reprogramming, and checks of most major hearing aid manufacturers.
  •  Bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA)
    • WVU Medicine Otolaryngology provides both adult and pediatric surgical services for the implantation of bone-anchored hearing aids for patients who are determined to be an appropriate candidate.
    • After surgery, the WVU Medicine audiology team will program the bone-anchored hearing aid and provide continued follow-up care throughout the life of the device.
  •  Cochlear implants
    • WVU Medicine Otolaryngology provides both adult and pediatric surgical services for the cochlear implant. We offer all three cochlear implant manufacturers as an option for our patients.
    • Once the cochlear implant surgery is complete, the WVU Medicine audiology team will program the cochlear implant processor and provide continued follow-up care throughout the life of the device.
  • Tinnitus treatment
    • At WVU Medicine we offer treatment plans for patients with tinnitus or decreased sound tolerance (misophonia or hyperacusis). The chosen treatment method at WVU Medicine is tinnitus retraining therapy.
  • Custom hearing protection
    • We offer a variety of custom hearing protection options for:
      • Swimmers
      • Hunters
      • Musicians (protection and in-ear monitor)
      • Industrial professionals (e.g., mining, construction, factory, automotive)
      • Medical professionals (e.g., anyone who uses a stethoscope, anesthesiologists, dentists, orthopaedic surgeons)

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)

Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Suncrest Towne Centre
1065 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

Fairmont West ENT
1377 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554