The Audiology Clinic provides hearing and audiologic services for infants and children of all developmental levels. We are staffed by six licensed and certified audiologists with extensive training and experience working with children.
For those families who need additional assistance, CHS has a hearing aid dispensing and repair program, a loaner hearing aid and cochlear implant program and an FM dispensing program.
Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
This service is offered for infants. Screening has been mandated by the state of Texas since 1999 so that intervention may begin as early as possible. The Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic un-sedated auditory brainstem response (ABR), otoacoustics emissions (OAE), as well as fitting and dispensing of hearing aids to this specialized age group.
NEW Groundbreaking Sedated ABR Testing
Sometimes other issues such as speech or behavioral delays influence the child and a standard hearing test cannot be performed. Sedated ABR testing will allow CHS audiologists to meet the needs of these clients in order to help them listen and speak. Read the press release about this new testing!
Comprehensive Audiologic Evaluations
Includes the initial cochlear implant evaluation to determine if your child is a candidate, as well as counseling about the various cochlear implant companies, the initial stimulation of the device after surgery and all follow-up mapping and equipment needs.
Hearing Aid Services
Additional Audiology Programs and Services
The CHS Cares! program provides financial assistance for hearing aids and hearing aid repairs to those families who qualify.
Community hearing screenings are held throughout the year in order to screen for school-age children for childhood hearing loss and provide immediate access to intervention and follow-up services.
The Hearing Loss Prevention Program provides free prevention information and hearing testing to children throughout the Greater Houston community. Through this initiative, CHS aims to identify hearing loss and teach students how to protect one of their most valuable assets – their hearing.
CHS has recently established a unique Educational Liaison program called SoundWaves. The SoundWaves Program works on behalf of children with hearing loss to help coordinate and facilitate the goal of spoken language development between our service providers and area professionals.