About Pediatric Hearing Aids

Children diagnosed with hearing loss will go through the standard consultation with a hearing device consultant and an audiologist.  Together they will ensure that the child and his/her family know all the information about the diagnosis, as well as the cost and fitting for the hearing device.

The child’s hearing device may require an ear mold custom to their ear.  The audiologist would take the impression of the ear(s) with a small piece of foam and a silicone-based material.  Once the material has hardened, the impression will be sent off to create an accurate ear piece.  The child’s ear shape will grow as they grow, therefore more impressions may have to be taken as the child matures.

Fitting And Purchase

Once the device is chosen, a fitting appointment will be scheduled approximately two weeks afterwards. The audiologist will enter the hearing loss information into the computer at this appointment and make changes to the hearing device. Sometimes the original results differ from the actual level of hearing loss, therefore other tests will need to take place in order to have the most accurate conclusions. These tests entail electroacoustical, auditory brainstem response (ABR) and auditory steady-state response (ASSR) testing. A real ear measurement will also be considered to account for the smaller ear canal. This measurement is to ensure frequency and intensity information about gain (amplification) is correct for transmission into the child’s ear.

Follow-Up appointments will be scheduled to ensure that the child’s hearing aid is functioning to the best of its ability in terms of fit, sound, volume, and cleanliness.

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