We offer many of the same diagnostic services for children as we do adults. However, we recognize that children respond differently to testing and may have a lesser ability than adults to focus or respond to stimuli. We therefore incorporate a more fun and caring approach with children.
For children old enough to follow instructions and respond to sounds, we use testing methods made to feel like games, such as conditioned play audiometry and speech audiometry (word recognition). Physiological tests are used for infants who cannot respond to behavioral tests. These include otoacoustic emissions, acoustic reflex testing, auditory evoked potential testing and auditory steady state response. Our audiologists are able to recommend facilities that can provide these advanced diagnostic tests.