It is imperative that our clients with pediatric hearing loss are identified and provided with appropriate recommendations including amplification when needed. Early intervention which includes amplification and/or FM assistive listening devices when necessary is important to minimize the impact of the auditory deficit on a child’s speech, language and learning abilities. Hearing aids and/or FM devices may be an integral part of intervention strategy. There are various degrees and causes of pediatric hearing loss, which can affect a child’s development in different ways.
REM Audiology focuses upon children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Voorhees and Evesham Township, New Jersey in need of hearing tests and intervention including hearing aids and assistive listening units. Children with hearing deficits show symptoms such as speech and language delays and difficulty responding consistently to their names or environmental sounds. These children need comprehensive diagnostic testing and/or auditory processing assessments. The audiologist’s testing will determine appropriate recommendations which may include hearing aids and FM systems.
REM pediatric audiologists network with speech/language pathologists and other professionals for therapies in various aspects of child development. REM pediatric audiologists also go into schools for audiological support addressing pediatric hearing loss and auditory processing problems.
A combination of objective and behavioral diagnostic assessments are the basis for pediatric hearing testing in infants and children. For children living in Philadelphia and New Jersey, behavioral testing by a Pennsylvania Pediatric Audiologist or a New Jersey Pediatric Audiologist is necessary to determine how the child responds to sound.
Objective measures are incorporated, especially for children with inconsistent or unreliable behavioral responses to sound. Pediatric hearing aids may be necessary to alleviate the developmental problems created by the diagnosis of hearing loss. Our pediatric audiologist offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania can help you determine if hearing aids are a necessary recommendation based upon proper testing.
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
Conditioned Play Audiometry
These behavioral audiometry techniques all incorporate pediatric hearing testing of the child’s sensitivity to specific frequencies as well as his/her responses to speech stimuli.
Our Pediatric Audiologists are very sensitive to the fact that it can be very difficult for the parents of children in need of intervention which may include hearing aids for auditory deficits. Contact our office to find out about the dates and times of our support groups in both Voorhees and Evesham, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Many of our parents have found it very helpful to speak with other parents.
See for yourself how a Pediatric Audiologist can change your child’s life with appropriate interventions which may include hearing aids. You can also join our FACEBOOK page “REM Audiology Associates, P.C.” Read posts from other mothers and fathers in NJ and PA who have experience with pediatric hearing loss and pediatric hearing aids or post a message on the discussion board.