Treatment for Hearing Loss
Phone: (650) 498-4327
Fax: (650) 736-4327
Periodic evaluations will be performed by a pediatric audiologist to monitor:
- Auditory function
- Your child’s progress in developing communication skills
- The performance of your child’s hearing aids and assistive listening devices
Speech and Language TherapyGood hearing is critical for children to learn to talk. Speech and language therapy by a speech and language pathologist or a specialized teacher for the hard of hearing is an important component of a well-rounded treatment plan.
If your child has a mild or moderate hearing loss, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and speech and language therapy may be the only treatment needed.
Language SkillsOnce the diagnosis of severe hearing loss is made, you may choose to have your child taught in:
- A spoken language
- A manual language such as American Sign Language (ASL). Sign language is a way to teach children language to enable communication.
- A combination of both (total communication)
Cochlear ImplantsWe can evaluate your child for a cochlear implant if:
- Your child has a severe or profound hearing loss
- Hearing aids are not effective