Audiologists at University of Michigan Health offer a range of services for patients, including electrophysiology. These tests are important in understanding hearing in difficult to test populations, or provide information on how the ear sends the signal to the brain. Examples of electrophysiological measures offered at University of Michigan Health include the following:

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Electrocochleography (ECochG)
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)
  • Facial Nerve Electroneuronography (ENoG)

To schedule an appointment, please contact audiology at 734-936-8051.

Intraoperative Monitoring

Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) audiologists monitor various nerves during ear, head and neck, and specific neurosurgeries, communicating findings to the surgeon in real time. One example is the auditory, or hearing, nerve. The auditory nerve may be monitored during an at-risk procedure in an effort to preserve hearing in the operative ear.

This specialty requires understanding of related anatomy, interpreting electrophysiologic responses, critical thinking, and collaboration with the surgical team. Because of the in-depth training required, Michigan Medicine offers an IOM Audiology Fellowship each year to instruct and foster independence in an audiologist aspiring to learn this specific skillset.