Pediatrics

Progressive care with compassion

Pediatrics

Progressive care with compassion

Childhood Hearing Loss

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Two to three of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing.

95% of all newborns born in the United States are screened for hearing loss shortly after birth.

20% to 30% of childhood hearing loss is caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.

More than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.

Five out of 6 children experience an ear infection (otitis media) by the time they are 3 years old.

Hearing Aid Brands We Carry Specifically for our Youngest Patients

Whatever your degree of hearing loss Phonak has the right hearing aid for you regardless of your type of hearing loss, your lifestyle, your personal preferences, your age or your budget.

Our holistic design philosophy creates hearing aids with the best wearing experience.  A small size, friendly organic shapes and flawless finish contribute to the impressive appearance. 

Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.

Hearing aids deliver the sound that nature intended by combining uncompromised audibility with a natural sounding own voice. Elegant solutions replicate the experience of hearing everything in harmony.

 

Your hearing experience should address your unique needs. ReSound hearing aids, wireless accessories and apps help you to hear and adapt to different environments and situations with the best sound quality.

People First is a promise: Everything we do always begins with the people we are doing it for. We’re not simply trying to help you hear more, but to live more. Designed to help you communicate, interact and participate fully in life

Testing for Infants and Children

A complete hearing test will be done by an expert audiologist who is trained to test your child’s hearing. An audiologist who works with children is sometimes called a pediatric audiologist. An audiology evaluation is more than just one test. Some of the tests the audiologist might use include:

  • A test that will tell the audiologist how your baby’s outer and middle ear are working.
  • A test that measures how your baby reacts to sounds.
  • A test measures how the ears respond to sound.
  • A test that finds out how the ear nerve responds to sound.

The audiologist will also ask you questions about your baby’s birth history, ear infection, hearing loss in your family, and how well you think your baby hears. The results from all the tests and what you told the audiologists are examined together and the audiologist will make a conclusion. With your permission, the audiologist will share the results with your baby’s doctor.

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Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) testing checks the inner ear response to sound. Because this test does not rely on a person’s response behavior, the person being tested can be sound asleep during the test.

Auditory Brainstem Response

An Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) test a test that checks the brain’s response to sound. Because this test does not rely on a child’s response behavior, the individual being tested can be sound asleep during the test.

Behavioral Audiometry

Behavioral Audiometry Evaluations will test how a person responds to sound overall. Behavioral Audiometry Evaluation tests the function of all parts of the ear. The person being tested must be awake and actively respond to sounds heard during the test.

 

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The Importance of Early Intervention

The most important period for language and speech development is generally regarded as the first 3 years of life. It is important that hearing impairment be recognized as early in life as possible so that the child can enjoy normal social development.

If a child is hard of hearing or deaf at birth or experiences hearing loss in infancy or early childhood, it is likely that child will not receive adequate auditory, linguistic, and social stimulation requisite to speech and language learning, social and emotional development and that family functioning will suffer. The goal of early identification and intervention is to minimize or prevent these adverse effects.  We’ll begin the visit by asking you a series of questions about your child.

 

At what age did your child say their first word?

What was your child's birth weight?

Do you have a family history of hearing loss?

Has your child been hospitalized for any reason?

Is your child currently taking any medication?

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