Professional Pediatric Services:

● Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations

        Otoacoustic Emissions

        Visual Reinforcement/Play Audiometry

● Middle Ear Evaluation

         PE Tube Monitoring

● Hearing Aid Evaluations and Fittings

● Auditory Processing Evaluations*

● Educational Support

● Custom Musician’s Earplugs

● Custom Hearing Protection

● Custom Swim Plugs


Signs of Hearing Loss:

● increased volume on tv/music

● inappropriate responses to questions

● delayed or no response when called

● watches others and imitates actions

● articulation problems and/or

       speech/language delays

● academic difficulties

● difficulty understanding speech

● complaint of earaches or head noises


(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a disorder that affects the way the brain processes auditory information. Children with APD do not process sound in the same way as their peers and often have difficulty recognizing and interpreting sounds, particularly speech. APD can often be misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder because many of the signs and symptoms are very similar between the two disorders.

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                          Hearing Aids and Kids
If your child has been diagnosed with hearing loss, or maybe you have noticed a potential problem, it’s important to begin intervention as quickly as possible. Even a few months can be a major delay when it comes to the rapidly changing brain of a child. Studies show that early intervention can help improve language development, increase academic success and enhance lifetime opportunities.

Speech Development
Hearing sounds as clearly and distinctly as possible is the key to developing speech. When children experience a full, rich range of sounds all day long, they have a better grasp of both complex language and the world around them.

Social Development
It might seem obvious, but it’s easier to make friends and be part of the group when you can hear the other kids – and confidence to participate or lead comes from being able to hear well.

Different Ages Have Different Hearing Needs
The primary goal for babies and toddlers is for them to hear and process the widest possible range of sounds. But when a child starts school, noise management and directional processing become much more important. With Starkey Pediatrics hearing aids, you get features designed to accommodate a range of ages. Your hearing professional will enable the features that are appropriate for your child.

Hearing Loss and School
Kids learn better when they can hear the teacher. Most school districts provide an FM system for children with hearing loss. An FM system is like a one-way radio. The teacher wears a small microphone, and a receiver is plugged into the back of the child’s hearing aid so he or she can hear everything the teacher says without having to worry about the classroom noise interfering.

Working With Your Hearing Professional
Your hearing professional is your partner and resource in your child’s hearing journey. They can provide both general information about hearing loss as well as testing and product recommendations specific for your child’s needs.

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Pediatric Care:
Professional Hearing Services for Smaller Ears

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