Expert testing for hearing and balance issues
Plus hearing loss prevention and hearing aid solutions
Audiology is the study of hearing, balance and related issues. Audiologists are doctors specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect hearing and balance.
Your child may need an audiologist for several reasons, including:
If your child needs to see an audiologist, you can gain peace of mind knowing that our specialists have the skill and compassion to provide you and your child with the best possible care using the most advanced technology.
Our hearing specialists understand that every child who comes to Randall Children’s Hospital for a hearing test is unique. We take the time to get to know your family and respect your concerns. If treatment is needed, we’ll talk with your child’s pediatrician, medical specialist or school personnel to develop a plan that has your child’s best interests in mind.
Your child’s pediatrician or specialist will let you know the type of hearing test your child needs. We will explain the procedure in careful detail so that you are comfortable.
We provide a full range of evaluations. Among these:
Behavioral Hearing Testing: For those children who are old enough to respond to sounds by turning their head, playing a game, raising their hand, or repeating words.These include:
Physiologic Tests: For those who are unable to perform a behavioral test, or when we need to double check the behavioral responses against a more objective test. These include:
In addition to testing, we offer family education regarding hearing loss prevention and management. Our audiologists fit conventional and bone anchored hearing aids from birth to 21 years of age.
Hearing Aid Evaluation, Fitting and Management
If your child is diagnosed with hearing loss, the first important step toward heearing health will be having your infant or child fitted for hearing aids.
We will do our very best to provide you with easy to understand information for making the best decisions about your child’s treatment.
We can coordinate all aspects of care, from inpatient through outpatient. We work collaboratively with families, medical homes providers, physicians, interdisciplinary clinics and outside parties such as community-based intervention and educational programs.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2801 N. Gantenbein Ave., Suite 3201
Portland, OR 97221
Legacy Salmon Creek Children’s Center
2121 NE 139th Street, MOB A, Suites 200, 210, & 235
Vancouver, WA, 98686
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