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comprehensive audiological services for children

Dayton Children’s pediatric audiology department takes pride in offering comprehensive audiological services for children. Services range from newborn infant hearing screening, basic audiometric evaluations and auditory brainstem response evaluations. We also will fit children with hearing loss with hearing aids, cochlear implants and BAHA equipment.

Our pediatric audiologists tailor testing to the child. We are the only pediatric audiology service in the Dayton region which means that we are more successful in testing a child’s hearing because our experts are trained specifically to work with kids.

Hearing loss is a common birth defect, affecting about 4 out of every 1,000 babies. A number of factors can lead to hearing loss, and about half the time, no cause is found. The good news is that hearing problems can be treated if they're caught early — ideally by the time a baby is 3 months old. It's important to get your child's hearing screened early and evaluated regularly.

The audiology specialists at Dayton Children’s are trained specifically in pediatrics and will work closely with your child’s primary care physician on any hearing problems the child may be experiencing.

contact us request an appointment

The audiology department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3424 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made by the audiology department at your visit or by phone.

conditions we treat

conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss is caused by interference in the transmission of sound to the inner ear resulting from a mechanical problem in the outer ear or middle ear.

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mixed hearing loss

Mixed hearing loss is hearing loss caused by conditions that affect both the inner ear and the outer ear or middle ear.

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neural hearing loss

Neural hearing loss is hearing loss caused by a missing or damaged auditory nerve.

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sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is hearing loss that involves malformation, dysfunction, or damage to the inner ear.

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auditory processing disorder

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5% of school-aged children.

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cochlear implants

Sometimes called a "bionic ear," the cochlear implant restores the ability to sense sound & speech stimuli for many people who experience severe and/or profound sensorineural hearing loss.

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delayed speech or development

Knowing what's "normal" and what's not in speech and language development can help you figure out if you should be concerned or if your child is right on schedule.

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audiology testing

Learn what you need to know before testing.

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diagnosing hearing loss

Experience the pediatric audiology difference.

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hearing loss rehab services

Learn about options such a hearing aids and speech therapy.

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additional resources

Connect with resources and support for audiology related conditions.

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