As universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) becomes more common, pediatric audiologists are tasked with fitting hearing aids on infants at a very young age and on an ambitious timeline. While selecting, coupling, and maintaining hearing aids on infants and children require solutions that are different, teens also require special consideration because they are undergoing a significant mental growth spurt and face unique questions and decisions in their hearing journey. Phonak has assembled resources and tools to help audiologists provide the best possible care to their young patients.
There are different assessments that allow pediatric audiologists and hearing resource teachers to evaluate a child’s individual hearing and listening abilities, difficulties, behaviors, and use of assistive technology.
The interactive assessment tools can be completed on your computer by entering the required data in each field and the tools will then auto-calculate the results based on your entries. They can also be shared electronically with teachers or parents to fill out and return via e-mail.
The Ling-6 test is a quick and easy test that can be used to check a child’s access to the minimal amount of sounds required to hear, understand, and learn speech. The Ling-6 covers six speech sounds that range from low to high frequency. It can be used by professionals as well as parents. For a copy of the CD or more information, please contact your Phonak representative.
To advance the treatment approach for Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL), Phonak brought together an international panel of experts to discuss best practices and made the following recommendations for children with UHL:
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