Our Audiologist can assess, treat, and rehabilitate hearing disorders. Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide client-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders in children and young adults. Hearing disorders can be complex with medical, psychological, physical, social, educational, and employment implications. We will provide professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of these disorders, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life.
Making an Appointment for Hearing Evaluation
On your first visit to see our Audiologist, Dr. McNamara will start by asking you questions about your medical and hearing history. Next, she will look into your ears using a light, called an otoscope, and check for anything in the ear canal that might affect the test results or require referral to your doctor. Finally, she will conduct a test or series of tests to assess:
Whether there is a hearing loss
The cause of the hearing loss (to the extent possible)
The degree and configuration (one or both ears?) of hearing loss
The best treatment options
When a child’s hearing cannot be improved only by rehabilitation treatments, a custom fit hearing aid may be necessary. Learn more about custom fit hearing aids for kids here. No matter the treatment plan for your child, our staff always want to follow up and provide any assistance that we can to help make your home life more comfortable and improve the quality of your child’s development.