Pediatric audiology care, close to home
The Dell Children's Medical Center - Audiology in Austin, Texas, provides a full range of diagnostic hearing evaluation services for children, newborn to age 18, including:
- Auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, with and without sedation
- Distortion product otoacoustic emissions
- Behavioral audiometry (including VRA, CPA)
- Tympanometry/immittance testing
- Ototoxicity monitoring
- Inpatient bedside hearing screening
What to expect
To make an appointment with a pediatric audiologist, call 512-324-0137. If you are a first-time patient, a referral form from you doctor should be faxed to 512-406-6521. Our office will contact you to schedule your child’s appointment.
If your child needs care from an ear, nose and throat specialist, the pediatric audiology team coordinates consultation appointments for you. If a hearing device is recommended, our audiology team provides consultation and refers to the EHDI Pals Directory for device information, fitters and maintenance programs.
Pediatric cochlear implant program
The cochlear implant program at Dell Children's Medical Center provides a full-service approach to cochlear implantation and rehabilitation. Our care team includes ENT pediatric surgeons, audiologists, and auditory rehabilitation therapists. To determine if your child is a candidate for a cochlear implant, call 512-324-2720 to schedule an evaluation appointment.
A cochlear implant works differently from a traditional hearing aid, which amplifies sound to louder volumes. Traditional hearing aids work well for individuals with mild to moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss or inoperable conductive hearing loss. A cochlear implant is most helpful for hearing loss in the severe to profound range.