Audiology

Our goal is to evaluate, monitor, and provide habilitative services to children with hearing loss to enable them full access to their listening environment. When a child's hearing loss is identified, intervention should begin immediately. The earlier that intervention occurs the sooner he or she can receive auditory information vital for learning speech and language. With early access to sound through the use of appropriate and consistent amplification or other hearing technology, a child's language level can follow normal development.

AudiologyOverview

We are committed to the early identification and intervention of hearing loss, because early access to sound is critical for the auditory brain centers to fully develop.

In the following pages you will learn more about our services including:

  • Newborn Hearing Evaluation Center Testing infants 0-six months old who did not pass their newborn hearing screening.
  • Audiology Evaluation Testing children's hearing who are six (6) months to five (5) years old when there is a concern about their hearing and speech/language development.
  • Services for Students Audiologic services for children enrolled at Sunshine Cottage.
  • Parent Infant Program: Audiologic services for children enrolled in the Parent Infant Program.
  • Extended Services Program: Audiologic services for children who are eligible and have completed fifth grade at Sunshine Cottage.

If you have questions or want to schedule an evaluation please call (210) 824-0632.

If you have questions about your child's hearing, an evaluation should be performed. Sunshine Cottage audiologists can perform full diagnostic testing for the identification of hearing loss.

The pediatric audiologists at Sunshine Cottage are specialized in testing the hearing of young children, and they have the appropriate test equipment. When there's a questions about a child's hearing, family members or caregivers can call to schedule an appointment for testing with one of the seven pediatric audiologists on staff. Two audiologists generally work together to put the child and caregiver(s) at ease while gathering as much objective and subjective data as possible about the child's hearing.

At Sunshine Cottage, we serve as the child’s primary audiologist. Our goal is to make sure that each student has full-time access to sound, which is necessary for optimal speech and language development.

What toExpect

You will be greeted and escorted to the audiology department where you will complete paperwork. Please come 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment in order to complete paperwork. Please print and complete forms and bring to your appointment.

Once paperwork is completed, an audiologist will meet with you. Our pediatric audiologists are here to give your child the highest service and evaluation.

It is important to follow all test prepartion instructions. If your baby is having ABR testing, please make sure to bring your baby awake, sleep deprived, hungry, and have comforting items (bottle, blanket, pacifier, and diapers).

After the evaluation, our team will take the time with your child and family to review all test results, answer any questions, and make sure that your child's needs are met through a series of recommendations.

All major insurance carriers are accepted. For more information, please contact the Audiology Evaluation Coordinator.

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