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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
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.
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