Communication disorders affect nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population and can have drastic consequences on the emotional and social development of a child. Many children, for a variety of reasons, never get the professional help they need to correct a hearing or speech problem.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Audiology Services offer comprehensive, expert evaluation and management of various degrees of hearing loss in infants, children and adolescents (ages 0-21). Early identification and intervention of a hearing impairment is crucial for the development and enhancement of communication skills.

All tests are performed using state-of-the-art audiological equipment and procedures to assess hearing disorders, provide guidance to families of children with hearing loss and make recommendations for appropriate care.

Speech and Language Services

  • Language
  • Articulation
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Augmentative communication
  • Dysphagia

Audiology Services

  • BAER testing
    (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response)
  • Full audiological evaluations including:
    • Tympanometry
    • Visual reinforcement audiometry
    • Otoacoustic emissions testing
    • Speech discrimination testing
    • Hearing aid assessment and resources for dispersal