Audiology

The Audiology team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford identifies, diagnoses and treats children with hearing disorders. We also identify how hearing disorders affect communication.
 
We provide a family-centered care environment and partner with you to provide the best possible care for your child. We will provide you with the information you need to fully understand your child’s diagnosis. You are an important member of your child’s health care team, and we look forward to working with you.

Diagnostic Hearing Services

Hearing well is essential for the development of speech, language and learning. Our diagnostic services assess your child’s hearing and any effects hearing loss may have on communication. Our diagnostic services include:

  • Comprehensive, developmentally appropriate behavioral hearing evaluations 
  • Newborn hearing screenings 
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) and auditory steady state response (ASSR) evaluations – Measures of the brainstem’s response to clicking sounds
  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing – An audible sound stimulates the cochlea and produces an inaudible sound back that goes into the middle ear
  • Middle ear function assessments 
  • Monitor how ear diseases and certain medical treatments affect hearing
  • Provide custom ear protection against noise and water

Services for Children Diagnosed with Hearing Loss

Our services for children diagnosed with hearing loss include:

  • Periodic hearing evaluations to monitor hearing sensitivity
  • Hearing aid consultations, fittings, dispensing and repairs
  • Assistive listening device (ALD) consultations, fittings, dispensing and repairs. ALDs help with patients with their day-to-day communications.
  • Counseling regarding communication and educational options
  • Counseling and aural habilitation / rehabilitation

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