/ Audiology and Hearing
There are a lot of reasons that your child could be having signs of hearing loss or problems with speech development. But what is the source of the problem? Just how much hearing loss are they experiencing? How will you know the best way to improving their hearing and speech?
That's where our audiology and hearing services come in. From the routine to the highly specialized testing and diagnostics, our team has all of the tools and experience to determine exactly what's happening with your child's ears, from birth through childhood. There are so many new options for repairing and treating hearing loss. Finding the right solution for your child starts right here with our audiology and hearing analysis experts.
Newborn hearing screening is the standard of care in hospitals nationwide.
The primary purpose of newborn hearing screening is to identify newborns who may have hearing loss and who require further evaluation/treatment.
Behavioral Audiometry Evaluation will test how a person responds to sound overall. This evaluation tests the function of all parts of the ear. The person being tested must be awake and actively respond to sounds heard during the test. (CDC)
Tests are completed to find out if a child has a hearing loss, how much of a hearing loss there is, and what type of hearing loss it is. (CDC)
The auditory brainstem response (ABR) test tells us how the inner ear, called the cochlea, and the brain pathways for hearing are working. (ASHA)
The test is used with children or others who cannot complete a typical hearing evaluation. (ASHA)
A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device designed to restore the ability to perceive sounds and understand speech by individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss. A cochlear implant bypasses damaged hair cells in the cochlea and stimulates the remaining nerve fibers directly through the application of electrical current. (ACIA)
Children who are not sufficiently helped by hearing aids may benefit from cochlear implants. (ACIA)