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Pediatric Center for Hearing is housed within the Pediatric Rehabilitation and Development Department at Advocate Children’s Hospital - Oak Lawn.

Pediatric Audiology Services:

  • Follow-ups for infants who did not pass their newborn hearing screening.
  • State-of-the-art physiological testing, including auditory brainstem response (ABR), otoacoustic emissions (OAE), tympanometry and middle ear muscle reflexes in order to evaluate hearing disorders.
  • Age-appropriate behavioral testing, including visual reinforcement audiometry, conditioned play audiometry and comprehensive audiometry.
  • Participation in several multidisciplinary teams that perform hearing assessments on children with a variety of medical and developmental needs, including neonatal intensive care unit follow-up clinic, craniofacial clinic, cardiac follow-up clinic and keyser oncology clinic.
  • Dispensation of a variety of hearing aids (entry level to the most advanced digital signal processing). These options allow the department to meet children’s hearing needs within the financial needs of the family.
  • Assistance for families needing medical, educational and financial referrals. This assistance includes state funding from Child and Family Connections, Division of Specialized Care for Children, and Medicaid for evaluations and hearing aid services.

Referrals:
A written order from a licensed physician is required for all hearing tests and hearing aid evaluations. Audiology services are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and occasional Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call 708.684.1000 to schedule an appointment.

Click here to read more about Adult Audiology Services.


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