Currently we are unable to offer this service. We are actively looking for an experienced Audiologist for this position.
A child’s quality of life and development vitally depends on hearing. They learn to speak because they hear others and themselves communicate. Hearing helps them learn to read, to appreciate music, and to receive warnings of approaching harm. A child will have difficulty coping with many of life’s challenges and opportunities at home and in school without good hearing.
Family member or teacher concerns regarding: Hearing acuity, Delays or differences in speech and language development, Attention or behavioral difficulties, Academic performance
Inappropriate, delayed, or lack of response to soft and moderate-level sounds: Speech or environmental when distractions are minimal
Sitting close to the TV set when the volume is adequate for others; Increasing TV or stereo/CD player volume to unreasonably loud levels
Intently watching the faces of speakers
Difficulty understanding speech in background noise
Use of “what?” or “huh?” frequently
Not responding to voices over the telephone or switching ears continually when the phone is utilized
Not being startled by intense sounds
Inability to locate the source of sound accurately
The single most important sign of hearing loss in children is the failure to develop, or the delayed development of spoken language. If a child has severe or profound hearing loss, it is usually obvious that they do not respond to sound. Sometimes it is difficult to detect mild forms of hearing loss, including hearing loss in only one ear. Even the more common forms of mild hearing loss, however, can negatively impact communication development and school performance.