Your child’s development and quality of life critically depend on hearing capabilities. Hearing helps your child learn to speak, read, and listen to instruction. 1 in 300 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears. And 90% of children born with hearing loss are born to parents with normal hearing. Because early intervention of hearing loss is essential for a child’s development of speech and language, early intervention and identification is the key to success.
Types of Pediatric Hearing Tests:
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
- Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)
- Visual Response Audiometry (VRA)
- Play Audiometry
- Comprehensive Audiological Assessment
If you know or suspect your child has hearing loss, the best solution for your child is to contact Alabama Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists to determine the type and severity of hearing loss. If hearing loss is confirmed, then our audiologists can offer treatment options that will best serve your child. We may offer further recommendations including appropriate hearing aid fittings and verification. Please feel free to contact Alabama Ear, Nose, and Throat with any questions.