Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program | Overview

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Contact the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

  • 1-781-216-2215
  • Fax: 781-216-3688

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides comprehensive evaluation and consultative services to deaf and hard of hearing children. We'll also interact closely with your child's physician, schools, and any other applicable agencies.

Our expertise

Prominence Nationwide


Our team at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program cares for more than 1,000 children and their families each year, including children and adolescents with known or previously diagnosed hearing loss. 

Our program is one of the largest and most experienced programs of its kind in the country.

Services we Specialize in:

  • Speech-Language Pathology

  • American Sign Language

  • Psychology

  • Child Psychiatry

  • Audiology

  • Otolaryngology

  • Deafness and Hearing Loss

  • Educational Resources

Evaluation and Assessment Services

  • cognitive and psycho-educational assessments

  • neuropsychological assessments

  • functional communication and interaction assessments

  • speech, spoken language and auditory skills assessments

  • sign language assessments

  • audiological evaluations

  • amplification assessments

  • psychiatric assessments

  • otological examination

Additional Services:

  • serves as a resource center, providing referral for services and/or to agencies and organizations
  • disseminates information regarding assistive devices, educational approaches, specialized materials, etc.
  • provides short term speech-language therapy, individual counseling and parent guidance
  • conducts baseline mental health assessments of deaf or hard of hearing youngsters

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

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
For Referring Providers: 844-BCH-PEDS | 844-224-7337