Spectrum Health provides hearing services for patients of all ages. We practice family-centered care, educating and empowering you to make informed decisions about hearing. This includes how hearing is evaluated, different ways to amplify sound, language stimulation and more.
Every member of the Spectrum Health audiology staff is a master's degree level or doctoral level audiologist with national certification and state licensure.
To make sure hearing problems are caught early, Spectrum Health offers universal screening for newborns and follow-up testing for all babies born at Spectrum Health hospitals. The state of Michigan has set the goal of identifying hearing loss in newborns by the age of three months, with appropriate amplification and educational placement by the age of six months. This is our goal, too.
Our pediatric hearing program offers a wide range of routine and specialized tests for children of all ages and developmental levels. Consultation with physicians, other health care professionals, school personnel and those involved in hearing aid fittings ensures that the total hearing health care of each child is addressed.
For Those with Severe Hearing Difficulty or Deafness
Children and adults who are deaf or very hard of hearing may benefit from our cochlear implant program. Since 2001, we have performed more than 300 implants for profoundly hearing-impaired individuals. Our team of specialists works closely with cochlear implant surgeon Robert Daniels, MD, FACS, as well as with hearing-impairment programs in Kent County schools.
Specific cochlear implant candidacy requirements apply to both adults and children.
For more information on hearing aids, support programs and other resources, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Hearing Loss Association of America.
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