Pediatric Audiology Services
Hearing is vital for communication and is essential for a full and happy life. Children, in particular, must rely on their auditory skills to be successful, both personally and academically.
At Audiology Partners, LLC, we provide a full range of services, including comprehensive hearing evaluations, follow-up and counseling with parents, and fitting of hearing aids and other amplification devices.
- Behavioral Hearing Assessment
- Central Auditory Processing
Diagnosis of conductive, mixed, or sensorineural hearing loss.
Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA) (0-6 months)
Reflexive responses, such a sucking , eyeblinks, and heart rate are observed in response to tonal and speech stimuli.
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) (6 months - 2 years)
Localization to tonal and speech stimuli, presented in soundproof booth, resulting in head turns or cessation of activity.
Play Audiometry (3-6 years)
Reponses are obtained through conditioning the child to drop a block or other object in response to tonal stimuli.
Standard Testing Methods (used with children above 6 years of age)
Tympanometry is a measure of the function and status of the middle ear.
Central Auditory Processing Evaluation:
- Formal Assessment of school-aged children with suspected auditory processing deficits.
- Recommendations for remediation of diagnosed auditory processing deficits.
Otoacoustic Emissions Testing:
Measuring the status of the inner ear.
Hearing Aid Services
If a permanent hearing loss is identified, hearing aids are often recommended, and the appropriate fitting is performed.
Parent Education and Counseling:
Educating parents and helping them to make decisions regarding their child's hearing problem.
Follow-up and Referrals:
If a hearing problem is identified, the child is closely monitored during regular follow-up visits.
Custom earmolds and musicians' earmolds can be made to provide maximum protection from noise exposure.
Floating swim molds provide custom protection for children with ventilation tubes, as well as those prone to swimmer's ear.