Comprehensive care for your child's hearing and balance needs
Pediatric-trained caregivers in audiology help young patients regain hearing and balance, including children with profound deafness diagnosed at birth or due to trauma or disease. The inner ear is responsible for hearing and balance, and ear care is part of a surgical specialty called otolaryngology, or ear, nose, and throat (ENT).
At Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's audiologists work in collaboration with ENT specialists and perform follow-up diagnostic testing on babies who fail the newborn hearing screening. Audiologists also fit hearing aids for children of all ages.
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A family-centered approach to caring for your child’s hearing needs
Substantial resources—including tools to help your child cope with the implantation of hearing devices or hearing loss—are available to help your child adjust to life with hearing or balance issues over the short or long term.
Advanced technologies available include:
- Modern hearing amplification capabilities
- Hearing aids
- Cochlear implants placed in one or both ears by otolaryngologists
Pediatric audiology conditions we treat
In collaboration with otolaryngologists and other specialists, audiologists help treat these problems:
- Vertigo (dizziness)
- Sleep apnea (disrupted breathing during sleep)
- Hearing loss