Conditioned Play Audiometry

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If you suspect your child has hearing loss, your physician might perform a conditioned play audiometry test. This test is ideal for children between 2 and 5 years old. Audiometric tests measure your child's ability to discriminate between different sound intensities, recognize pitch, or distinguish speech from background noise. Your child will be shown how to perform a repetitive play task, such as placing a peg in a pegboard, each time she hears a sound. This test is conducted in a sound-treated room.

How Boston Children's approaches CPA

Your child will be seen by members of our Diagnostic Audiology Program, which specializes in all aspects of infant and child hearing loss, from psychological effects to technological assistance. Our team is highly experienced and has more than 11,000 visits each year.

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.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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