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The Diagnostic Audiology Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides expert, comprehensive evaluation and management of infants, children and adolescents with various degrees of hearing. Our specially trained audiologists conduct diagnostic tests to assess hearing disorders, provide guidance to parents and families, and recommend appropriate care for your child's hearing.
Your child's Audiology clinic appointment will take approximately 1 hour. Please arrive on time to ensure that we can perform a full evaluation and provide appropriate recommendations and referrals for follow up. The test room should be quiet, so we ask that siblings only attend the session if another adult is able to come with you.
We will tailor your child's hearing assessment to his or her individual needs, with developmentally-appropriate behavioral and objective measures.
Behavioral measures record your child's actions in response to sound. We use behavioral measures to:
Objective measures record how your child's auditory system responds to sound.
After completing your child's hearing evaluation the audiologist will give you the results of the hearing test. If there is a hearing loss, the audiologist will:
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