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An infant should have a hearing test if he or she did not pass the newborn hearing screening test in one or both ears. Even if your child's passed the newborn hearing screening test, your baby's hearing should be tested again if there is a reason why your child might develop a hearing loss.
Reasons your child might develop a hearing loss:
Your child's hearing also should be checked if:
There are many ways to test a child's hearing, depending on the age and health of the child. The Audiology program performs the following tests:
Some hearing problems are medically or surgically correctable if they are caused by middle ear health issues. Other hearing problems may be treated with the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and speech and language therapy.
If a hearing problem is found, your audiologist and pediatrician will arrange for your child to be seen by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) to explore any medical aspects of the hearing loss and will guide you to other services to help your child to communicate.
Please bring your insurance card and referral number if your insurance requires it. You may wish to bring a snack and/or a drink for your child.
For all questions about billing please contact the hospital billing office at 617-355-3397
You can also visit their website for more information: Frequently Asked Billing Questions Website
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”