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==Audiology Services at YKHC==
 
==Audiology Services at YKHC==
*Hearing screenings
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*Pediatric and Adult comprehensive hearing Evaluations. VRA and conventional testing available.
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*Newborn Hearing screenings
 
**Newborn referral rate through YK: 15% (Alaska Average: 5%)
 
**Newborn referral rate through YK: 15% (Alaska Average: 5%)
*Hearing evaluations (ABR (natural sleep), VRA, OAE and conventional)
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*Auditory Brainstem Response (natural sleep)
*Telemed/AFHCAN
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*Otoacoustic Emissions
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*ENT consultations via Telemed/AFHCAN
 
**Send images of the TM with Audiology Record to ENT for review
 
**Send images of the TM with Audiology Record to ENT for review
 
*Cerumen Management
 
*Cerumen Management
*Bone Anchored Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant programming - Anchorage
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*Bone Anchored Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant programming.  Implantation-Anchorage
*Intraoperative Monitoring –Anchorage
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*Intraoperative Monitoring–Anchorage
 
*Vestibular Screenings (Evaluation completed in Anchorage)
 
*Vestibular Screenings (Evaluation completed in Anchorage)
  

Latest revision as of 10:56, 21 July 2021

The primary functions provided are diagnostic, audiology evaluations, specialized auditory pathway evaluations, hearing aid dispensing, and auditory rehabilitation. The audiology program maintains the ENT Data Base and schedules ENT Specialty Field Clinics. The site for these services are at YKDRH but patients are also seen in the villages and the audiologist works with hearing impaired students in the schools. Clients range in age from birth to elderly.

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Contact

Using Tiger Connect, select Teams and find "Audiology Team"

Scope of Practice

  • Identification: oversee hearing and speech and language screening programs
  • Assessment, diagnosis, and audiologic treatment for persons with impairment of hearing and vestibular function
  • Counseling concerning tinnitus, hearing loss, amplification systems, and strategies for improving speech recognition
  • Hearing Conservation

Audiology Services at YKHC

  • Pediatric and Adult comprehensive hearing Evaluations. VRA and conventional testing available.
  • Newborn Hearing screenings
    • Newborn referral rate through YK: 15% (Alaska Average: 5%)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (natural sleep)
  • Otoacoustic Emissions
  • ENT consultations via Telemed/AFHCAN
    • Send images of the TM with Audiology Record to ENT for review
  • Cerumen Management
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implant programming. Implantation-Anchorage
  • Intraoperative Monitoring–Anchorage
  • Vestibular Screenings (Evaluation completed in Anchorage)

Referrals

  • ENT External (ANMC ENT)
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Other throat concerns
    • Nose concerns
    • PE tubes and OM that meet the following requirements: 3 or more well documented and separate AOM episodes in the past 6 months OR at least 4 well documented and separate AOM episodes in the past 12 months with at least 1 in the past 6 months. OR Otitis media with effusion defined as middle ear effusion that is present for at least three months.
  • ENT Internal (Field Clinic)
    • Used by YK audiologist and YK ENT scheduler to refer customers to ANMC ENT field clinic
  • Audiology External (ANMC Audiology)
    • Used by YK audiologist to refer customers to ANMC audiology
  • Audiology Internal (YK audiology)
    • Perceived hearing loss
    • Tinnitus
    • Vertigo
    • Initial and Recurrent OM of fewer than 3 episodes in past 6 months
    • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
    • Failed hearing screening

Walk-ins

Most walk –ins can be served on the same day. Please contact Dr. Dockery or Justin Warren if you have an audiology walk-in request.

  • Please check for duplicate referrals before creating a new referral. Submit only 1 referral per customer. Subsequent referrals will be submitted by the audiologist to ANMC ENT and vice versa as needed.
  • If you have any questions, please email or call Dr. Dockery.

Resources/References