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Pediatric Services

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Heuser Hearing Institute has been committed to serving deaf and hard of hearing children in Lousiville, throughout Kentucky, and across southern Indiana for more than 65 years. In addition to our educational offerings for children with speech, hearing, and auditory processing disorders, we treat a range of conditions and disorders at Heuser Hearing Clinic. Here’s a look at some of the many pediatric services we provide at our Louisville hearing centers.

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss impacts lives at all ages, but children with untreated or under-treated hearing loss are especially at risk for developing lifelong language, social, and academic delays. Our mission at Heuser Hearing Institute is to reach as many deaf and hard of hearing children in Kentucky and southern Indiana as possible. Children can benefit from many services offered at Heuser Hearing Clinic in addition to the availability of our Early Intervention Program and the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. Pediatric hearing loss services at HHC include:

  • Diagnostic testing appropriate for infants, toddlers, and older children
  • Video otoscopy to visualize ear canal and eardrum
  • Special testing to accurately assess the integrity of the auditory system
  • Middle ear testing
  • Functional listening assessment for educational purposes
  • Extended speech/language recognition
  • Real ear measurements

Hearing Loss Treatment Options

Every child is different, and the best treatment for one may not be the best for another. We offer the latst pediatric hearing loss treatment options for infants, toddlers, and children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hearing aids are the most common treatment plan for most hearing loss patients, but many children need other devices to treat profound hearing losses. The hearing loss treatment options available for pediatric hearing loss patients include:

Hearing Aids

Choosing the best hearing aids for your child’s individual needs is vital to treatment success. Along with allowing you to explore our complete inventory of today’s top hearing aids, we will demonstrate the devices for you and your child. Once you’re done choosing a hearing aid, we offer plenty of other fitting, programming, maintenance, servicing, cleaning, and adjusting services as well. These include:

  • Evaluation of hearing devices to assess how effectively they are able to treat your child’s hearing loss
  • Hearing aid dispensing that allows you to choose from a spectrum of styles, colors, brands, and accessories
  • Programming to ensure your child’s hearing aids are always functioning at peak capacity

Professional Pediatric Assessments

Is your child struggling socially or academically, but you’re not sure why? Heuser Hearing Clinic is home to Louisville’s top team of pediatric otologists and audiologists who are able to assess infants, toddlers, and children for all types of hearing, speech, and processing delays that may be getting in the way of his or her development. To perform professional pediatric assessments, HHC offers:

  • A comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation center
  • Clearly written and explained reports and recommendations
  • Assessments of communication and educational issues
  • Testing for auditory processing delays and disorders
  • Examinations of the vestibular system for dizziness and balance problems

Speech and Language

Many children struggle with speech delays and disorders that can hold them back from developing at the rate of their peers. Our clinic is home to an outstanding team of speech-language pathologists and and therapists who can provide:

  • Speech and language evaluations
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Development of language and speech skills
  • Programs for children with hearing loss and related difficulties that impact communication, including expressive language delay (paraxial) feeding issues, speech articulation disorders, and augmentative communication devices