Pediatric Services

Find the best hearing solution for your child.

Navigating through a child's hearing loss can be overwhelming, but rest assured, our highly qualified team of pediatric audiologists provides comprehensive services tailored to meet your child's unique needs. We have made it our mission to guide, support, and enhance the auditory journey of your child, making it a smooth and comforting experience.

Our services encompass an array of pediatric hearing solutions, from hearing assessments and ear protection, to cutting-edge hearing aids, and ongoing support. We believe in creating a welcoming, child-friendly environment where your child feels at ease.

Hearing Evaluations and Technology at Our Clinic

  1. Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) Testing: This non-invasive test is crucial for newborns and infants. It assesses how well sound travels along the auditory nerve pathways to the brainstem. Small earphones and electrodes are used to measure the brain's response to sound, providing essential data for early intervention if needed.

  2. Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing: OAEs are sounds given off by the inner ear when responding to sound, which can be measured with a tiny probe placed in the ear canal. This test helps us understand cochlear (inner ear) function, especially useful for babies or children who cannot respond to traditional hearing tests.

  3. Otoscopy: This fundamental part of any hearing evaluation involves examining the outer ear, ear canal, and eardrum with an otoscope. It helps in identifying blockages, infections, or structural abnormalities that might contribute to hearing loss.

  4. Tympanometry: This test evaluates the middle ear's functioning by varying air pressure in the ear canal. It's a critical tool for detecting fluid in the middle ear, eardrum perforations, or Eustachian tube dysfunctions, which are common in pediatric hearing loss.

  5. Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA): Tailored for toddlers and preschoolers, this test uses visual stimuli (like moving toys or a lighted video screen) to reward the child when they respond to sound. It's a reliable and engaging way to gauge hearing ability in young children.

  6. Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA): Geared towards children aged 2-5 years, CPA turns hearing tests into a game. Sounds are presented through speakers or headphones, and the child is taught to perform a simple, fun task (like placing a block in a box) every time they hear a sound. This method keeps young children engaged and provides accurate behavioral hearing thresholds.

Hearing Aids (HAs) and FM Systems:

  • Pediatric Hearing Aids: We offer a variety of hearing aids designed specifically for children. These include behind-the-ear (BTE) models, which are robust, easy to handle, and can accommodate various ear sizes as your child grows. Our audiologists will ensure a perfect fit and provide guidance on usage and maintenance.

  • FM Systems: Also known as Frequency Modulation systems, these are extremely helpful in noisy environments like classrooms. An FM system consists of a microphone used by the speaker (like a teacher) and a receiver used by the child with hearing loss. This technology helps to reduce background noise and improve the clarity of the speech signal directly to the child's hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Our comprehensive approach ensures your child receives the best possible care, tailored to their unique hearing needs. We are dedicated to supporting your child's auditory journey every step of the way.