Hear 2 Learn provides a unique, individualized approach to Child Hearing Healthcare. Hear 2 Learn offers Central New York's first comprehensive audiology clinic for children, with child friendly approaches and state of the art technology conducted by Doctors of Audiology who specialize in pediatrics. With evidence based assessment and dispensing tools, you are assured quality and accurate hearing health care for your child.
For children requiring amplification, we offer various assistive technologies. Our pediatric protocols adhere to best practice found within the guidance documents of the American Academy of Audiology and the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing.
What is Pediatric Audiology?
Pediatric audiology includes diagnostic hearing and rehabilitation services for infants and children with a wide range of hearing disorders. Seeing a pediatric audiologist is the best option for children with audio-vestibular disorders and hearing loss. Hear 2 Learn’s pediatric audiologists work closely with local Early Intervention Programs, pediatricians, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physicians, and school-based audiologists to identify and diagnose hearing loss in children. The identification/diagnostic process is closely linked with a comprehensive program of early intervention, ensuring the availability of important auditory information during the early, critical stages of hearing development. The field of pediatric audiology has been recognized as a specialty field of professional practice with a new standard of certification by the American Board of Audiology.
Our Pediatric Audiology Services include:
- Diagnostic Audiology
- Educational Audiology
- Hearing Aid/Assistive Device Dispensing
- Auditory Processing Assessment
The Audiology Evaluation
Our audiologists are licensed professionals with specialized education in the diagnosis and habilitation of hearing problems. Hearing loss is determined and diagnosed using various specialized assesments, including ABR Testing.
After a thorough hearing evaluation, our Audiologists determine next steps. These next steps may include:
- Further testing, if necessary
- Medical referrals to other medical specialists
The type of hearing assesment methods used will depend on several factors including the age of your child and his/her ability to follow directions.
Audiology Assessment & Evaluation Consent Forms
- Pediatric Hearing Assessment Intake Form
- Auditory Processing Case History Form
- Audiological Evaluation Appointment Letter
- ABR Testing Parent Appointment Form
How Does Hearing Work?
There are three core components of the ear. This includes the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Hearing works by sound passing through these components of the ear via an auditory nerve. This auditory nerve then generates impulses that are then communicated to the brain. The brain then interprets the sound so we know what we're hearing. If there are any abnormalities with this process, this can cause hearing loss.
Questions about our Pediatric Audiology Services?