Pediatric Hearing Evaluations

Kid with hearing loss getting a hearing evaluation by an audiologist

Hearing Evaluations

At Hearing Evaluation Services (HES), we know that effective treatment begins with a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis of your child’s hearing sensitivity. Having a large staff of experienced and knowledgeable audiologists allows us to have specialists in areas such as pediatric hearing. Therefore, your child will be in the care of a pediatric specialist who can address any questions or concerns you may have.  

By clearly identifying the cause of your child’s hearing loss, our audiologists are able to develop a comprehensive and effective treatment plan that allows your child to succeed developmentally, academically, and socially.

Your child’s hearing evaluation will be analyzed in conjunction with their overall medical history. This allows us to consider all possible causes of hearing loss. There are many different types of non-invasive hearing tests that can be used to evaluate children of all ages. Some tests can be used on all children, while others are dependent on your child’s age and level of understanding. Below we have indicated the various testing methods suitable for children of various ages and developmental abilities.

  • Newborn to 3 years old:
    • Auditory Brainstem response (ABR)
    • Otoacoustic emission (OAE)
  • 6 months to 3 years old
    • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
  • 2 to 4 years old
    • Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA)
  • 4 years and older
    • Traditional Audiometry