Pediatric Audiology

Child getting hearing testEven a slight hearing loss can interfere with conversational speech in everyday listening situations. Our Audiology Department provides comprehensive audiology services including evaluation, management, prevention of hearing loss and the rehabilitation of children with hearing impairment. Services are available to all age groups except newborns.

An audiology evaluation should be explored if a baby or child:

  • Had a family history for childhood hearing loss
  • Was exposed to maternal viral infection during pregnancy
  • Has a defect of ear, nose or throat
  • Experienced premature birth
  • Is unresponsiveness to sound
  • Has frequent middle ear infections
  • Has delayed speech/language development
  • Frequently response by asking “huh?” or “what?”