It takes additional training and experience to address the hearing concerns of children. Our clinic offers evaluations for children ages 4-18.
A pediatric evaluation is similar to an adult, but with greater emphasis on current language development, any developmental delays, and also a focus on maximizing educational goals. For young children, we use play audiometry to encourage accurate results. We also utilize calibrated word testing and educational inventories to get a full picture on how potential hearing loss is affecting the child.
For additional information:
Oticon shares some great insight into why hearing is so critical for children.
Starkey also has some great information on pediatric hearing.