Hearing Screenings

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Hearing Screenings

Every child that comes to the office for an initial evaluation will have a hearing screening completed if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be able to tolerate wearing headphones
  • Must respond to various conditioning tasks such as dropping a block/toy for each “beep” or sound presented
  • Typically be 3 years of age and above; however, some children can and do participate in a hearing screening at age 2

A pure tone threshold screening is completed using a series of pure tones to record the softest decibel (dB) level that a child will respond to at the following frequencies (Hz):  500, 1000, 2000, 4000.  This screening is completed using a pure tone audiometer and age-appropriate toys as reinforcement for each response.