South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)
The mission of the Audiology Service is to provide comprehensive treatment and management of hearing and vestibular functions relevant to communication.
The audiology staff consists of licensed Audiologists and Hearing Health Technicians who provide clinical services throughout STVHCS.
The services provided by the Audiology Division include:
- Diagnostic hearing evaluations
- Tinnitus assessment and management
- Cochlear implant evaluations and programming
- Hearing aid evaluations
- Assistive listening device assessments
- Hearing aid repairs and reprogramming
- Audiologic rehabilitation
- Vestibular/balance assessment
- Auditory processing evaluations
- Compensation and pension exams
- Ototoxicity Monitoring
To enhance services provided to Veterans in a timely manner, the following eligibility criteria have been established for audiology services:
- Complete audiological services, INCLUDING hearing aids as an entitlement
- 0% service connection for impaired hearing, ear condition, tinnitus
- 10-100% service connection for ANY condition
- Purple Heart recipients
- Aid and Attendance recipients
- House bound
- Hearing evaluation: INCLUDING eligibility for hearing aids if a registered Veteran
- Service connection for ANY condition other than impaired hearing
- Non-service connected Veterans who are registered with STVHCS for their health care
Consultation requests are made via electronic consultation request. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis (except for acute ear disease patients referred by ENT who are given priority). Specific questions and concerns may be directed to the Chief, Audiology and Speech Pathology, who may be reached at 210-617-5300 ext. 18916 or at the Datapoint Clinic, 8410 Datapoint Drive, Suite 150.
8410 Datapoint Drive
- 210-617-5300 Ext. 18916
Hours of Operation
- M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.