A Diagnostic Evaluation Is Typically The First Step

Promoting healthy language development in children with hearing loss is more easily accomplished with the help of professional audiologists. Determining the level of hearing loss that exists in a child requires a diagnostic evaluation and is typically the first step in coming up with beneficial treatment options. Various tests including acoustic immittance testing, word discrimination testing in both quiet and noisy settings, air and bone pure tone type testing, otoscopy-evaluation of the pinna, ear canal and eardrum, distortion product otoacoustic emission testing as well as other tests can help an audiologist perform a thorough diagnostic evaluation. Contact Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center today to learn more.