The pediatric hearing test is non-invasive and provides information on the degree of hearing loss, the cause and possible treatment options. Though some of the same testing may be used in newborn screening, pediatric hearing tests provide more information on a child’s hearing loss.
Pediatric hearing tests provide more information on a child’s hearing loss.
Tests may include:
Visual Reinforcement or Play Audiometry – Behavioral tests that are performed in our research-quality sound booth. They both measure the child’s response to sound either through looking in the direction of the sound or performing a task prompted by the sound.
Otoacoustic Emissions – Sounds produced by healthy ears in response to acoustic stimulation. It requires a probe to be inserted into the ear canal that delivers stimulus to the ear while the responses are measured.
Auditory Brainstem Response – Measures brain responses to a series of sounds while the patient rests. This test is most often used in newborn screenings.
If you are concerned your child has hearing loss, please contact our office at (818) 859-7730 to schedule an appointment for a hearing test.