Hearing Services

Hearing loss is one of the most common birth defects or it can also develop later in childhood. Diagnostic testing is available for children up to 18 years old.

Hearing Services

Child Guidance: Audiology

Can your child hear?

Hearing loss is one of the most common birth defects. It can be present at birth or develop later in childhood. Ear infections and middle ear fluid can also cause delays in speech and language development and should be properly identified and treated.

Hearing Screenings/Services Provided

Child Guidance currently provides audiology services for clients from birth to 21 years old. Services are based on a sliding scale or are billed under Soonercare/ Medicaid. Interpreter services in Spanish are provided. Testing is recommended if your child:

  • Did not pass the newborn hearing screening at the hospital
  • Did not pass school hearing screening
  • Has had multiple ear infections
  • Has not developed speech and language appropriately or has had a regression in speech
  • Has sinus and allergy problems
  • Has a family member with hearing loss
  • Has difficulty paying attention or is often caught daydreaming
  • Has a developmental delay or other medical conditions

For more information or to request an appointment please click here or call 918-595-4066.

Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-up Testing (birth to 5 months): If your baby was referred in the hospital or has factors that were considered high risk for hearing loss, then it is very important that you have your baby retested.

Hearing Evaluation (6 months to 21 years old): Diagnostic behavioral hearing tests are performed. Parents or physicians who are concerned about their child’s hearing or speech development should schedule an appointment for a hearing test.

Hearing Aid and Related Services (birth to 21 years): We do dispense amplification or other assistive listening devices, especially for those with Soonercare or Medicaid coverage. Children diagnosed with a hearing loss should be amplified as soon as possible to prevent regression in learning and speech development.

 

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