Have your child’s teachers or caregivers raised concerns over their hearing? Does your child have difficulty hearing your voice if the TV is on normal volume? These signs may indicate that your child requires an evaluation by a pediatric audiologist. For the most accurate diagnosis and treatment of childhood hearing loss, visit our experienced audiologists.

At Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine, our pediatric audiologists detect hearing and balance anomalies, such as the following:

  • Hearing Loss: Does your child need a hearing aid? Bring them in for an evaluation to find out.
  • Hearing Aids/Assistive Technology: What assistive devices can improve your child’s hearing, allowing them to interact with friends and classmates more freely? Our pediatric audiology team will carefully fit and adjust hearing aids and assistive technology to meet your child’s needs.
  • Dizziness and Balance: Hearing and balance are intimately connected. Let us help your child hear better and maintain their equilibrium.
  • Hearing Screening and Testing: We conduct hearing tests to determine the type and extent of hearing loss.
  • Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention: Explain how to protect hearing by limiting noise.
  • Tinnitus: We can provide advice on how to cope with the constant (often unexplained) ringing in the ears associated with this condition.

What Happens in a Pediatric Audiology Appointment?

Pediatric audiologists use kid-friendly techniques to put your child at ease. Following a family-centered approach, our staff, services, and facilities provide optimal conditions to assess hearing ability.
Pediatricians often refer patients to us due to hearing concerns. Here are some of the symptoms that may indicate your child requires hearing loss treatment:

  • Speech and language delays
  • Failed newborn or primary care screening
  • Family history of hearing loss
  • Numerous ear infections

What Happens in a Pediatric Audiology Appointment?

Hearing evaluations for children often include the following tests:

  • Auditory Evoked Potential Testing: Measures the electrical activity of the auditory system.
  • Tympanometry Readings: Measures eardrum movement following changes in air pressure; tests middle ear function.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions Test (OAE): Measures sound waves created in the inner ear to test cochlear function.v
  • Acoustic Reflex and Decay Testing: Measures muscle contractions in the middle ear following loud sounds; tests hearing sensitivity.
  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA): Using visual stimuli, this test helps confirm responses to sounds.
  • Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA): Uses play-based activities to test hearing.
  • Standard Audiometry: Measures hearing sensitivity using pure-tone sounds.
  • Auditory Processing Disorder Screening: Tests hearing ability in noisy or complex environments.

Our pediatric audiology team invites parents to ask questions, and we do our best to educate you on the best way to help your child recover their hearing.

Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine proudly employs some of the leading pediatric audiologists in our service area. Contact us online to make an appointment to test your child’s hearing loss type and severity. As part of our Comfort Promise, we do everything in our power to put your child at ease.