Why choose Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children Pediatric Audiology?
- Our team is committed to early identification and treatment of hearing loss in our community
- Audiologists with extensive pediatric experience
- Developmentally appropriate test techniques for young children
- The latest and most appropriate diagnostic tools for children of all ages
- Techniques and experience with children who may have other disabilities such as Down Syndrome, autism or cerebral palsy
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- Comprehensive hearing evaluation for babies needing follow-up to newborn hearing screening
- Children and adolescents who have suspected hearing loss, risk factors for hearing loss, or have failed a hearing screening at school or the pediatrician’s office
- Monitoring of children at risk for late onset or progressive hearing loss
- Frequency-specific Auditory Evoked Potentials (ABR/ASSR) with or without sedation
- Objective test measurements of middle ear function and the cochlea
- Cochlear implant services including candidacy evaluations and follow-up programming services
- Comprehensive speech perception evaluations for children with hearing aids or cochlear implants
Family counseling regarding hearing loss and resources
Our pediatric audiologists explain the hearing loss, what to expect, and treatment options including communication approaches to the child's family. Support and resources are provided. Impact on speech/communication development and educational settings are considered when developing a treatment plan.
Our Audiology team includes speech language pathologists specializing in treatment of children with hearing loss. Coordination with occupational and physical therapy is available in the same clinic, as needed.
About Childhood Hearing Loss
Approximately 3 infants out of 1,000 are born with hearing loss. Of these infants, 90-95% are born to hearing parents who have had little to no exposure to hearing loss. If hearing loss is not identified and treated early, it can impede speech, language and cognitive development.
View an article on newborn hearing screening published in Healthy Children by Tiffani Hill-Patterson.