Why Families Choose Us
Pediatric Specialists for Your Child’s Auditory Health
- The Department of Pediatric Audiology is a full service Hearing and Speech Center is home to complete audiology, a Cochlear Implant Program, and comprehensive speech and language services.
- Our diagnostic hearing evaluations include a combination of behavioral diagnostics and electrophysiologic measures. The tests we conduct are based upon your child’s individual needs and take into consideration a variety of factors, including your child’s developmental abilities, language, medical status, and/or type of amplification.
- We are one of the few local facilities to offer sedated and non-sedated auditory brainstem response (ABR) evaluation for children age 0-21, as well as Central Auditory Processing (CAPD) evaluation for children age 7 and older.
- We offer speech and language services for infants and children with hearing loss, as well as therapy, auditory training and aural habilitation/rehabilitation.
- We conduct routine evaluation in conjunction with otologic management for amplification devices (e.g., hearing aids, hearing assistive devices, cochlear implants.)
- We offer comprehensive newborn hearing screening and audiologic evaluations in a specialized care environment for infants with multiple developmental disabilities, and are prepared for the resulting challenge of accurately delineating their hearing status.
Our services include:
Diagnostic hearing evaluations for children ages 0-21 include:
- Speech and language services for infants and children with hearing loss
- Comprehensive newborn hearing screening
- Audiologic evaluations to confirm or rule out the presence of hearing loss
- Therapy, auditory training, and aural habilitation/rehabilitation
- Sedated and non-sedated auditory brainstem response (ABR) evaluation for children age 0-21, as well as Central Auditory Processing (CAPD) evaluation for children age 7 and older
- Amplification recommendations and follow
- A combination of behavioral diagnostics and electrophysiologic measures
- Conducting tests that are based upon the child’s individual needs and take into consideration a variety of factors, including the child’s developmental abilities, language, medical status, and/or type of amplification
- Cochlear Implant Evaluation and follow-up, mapping, and case management
- Infant hearing screening
- Behavioral audiometry (Behavioral Observation, Visual Reinforcement, Play, and conventional)
- Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs)
- Sedated and non-sedated ABR
- CAPD testing (age 7 or older)
- Evaluation for and follow-up with a variety of amplification devices including hearing aids, bone conduction devices, and CROS devices.
- Case management and family counseling regarding hearing loss, as well as links to other families with hearing-impaired children, and referral to appropriate therapeutic and educational resources.
Cochlear Implant Program
Our Cochlear Implant Program has been one of the leading pediatric audiology services in Northern California since 1991. The team includes a Neurotologist, Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Psychologist, who all work together to evaluate each child’s candidacy for and potential with a CI. Our CI team then works closely with each family and educational team of an implanted child in order to obtain maximum communication potential for that child.
Find out: How Cochlear Implants Work
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