Diagnostic Audiology Program
What happens if my child has a hearing loss?
Some hearing problems are medically or surgically correctable if they are caused by middle ear fluid. Other hearing problems are treated with the use of hearing aids and speech and language therapy.
If a hearing problem is found, your audiologist and pediatrician will arrange for your child to be seen by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) and will guide you to other services to help your child learn to communicate.
The Diagnostic Audiology Team will:
- monitor the hearing loss
- provide counseling to you and your family regarding the hearing loss
- recommend hearing aids and ways to maximize the use of residual hearing
- refer your child for additional language or developmental assessments
- direct you to community resources for educational or financial assistance
refer your child to Habilitative Audiology to learn about the option of a cochlear implant if your child has a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears.