Woman and child at a table smilingOur Audiology Center is seeing patients by appointment only. Call the Center on its new dedicated line at 630-741-4411.

The School Program will be using a Remote Microphone (RM) system this school year.

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Good access to sound builds the foundation needed for a child to learn, to listen and to speak.

Our resident audiologists specialize in testing and services to pediatric patients, from just a few weeks old through the age of 18.  The Audiology Center at Child’s Voice is a non-clinical, child-focused and family-friendly environment.

Child’s Voice Audiology exists to serve all children of the school and community by identifying and providing early interventions for hearing loss, monitoring hearing status and devices, and supporting the family in order to meet their desired outcomes for the child.  The occurs in many facets of our programming which includes providing services for but not limited to the Pediatric Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program (PEHDI), the Child’s Voice Early Intervention Program and the Child’s Voice School Program.

Audiology Center Statement of Purpose

Our program goals can be summarized as follows:

  1. To identify hearing loss in infants as early as possible and provide appropriate interventions and referrals in order to minimize the impact of the hearing loss on the child’s ability to develop language, thus ameliorating the social, emotional, and educational impacts. We follow the recommendations provided by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing which purports screening of hearing at birth or no later than 1 month of age, diagnosis of hearing loss by 3 months of age and interventions start prior to 6 months of age.
  2. By using evidence-based practices to identify and provide interventions for the diagnosed hearing loss we are adhering to those practices recommended by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) for the treatment of pediatric patients diagnosed with hearing loss.
  3. For children placed in our Early Intervention and school programs we aim to assist these children in being successful in all educational and social settings by monitoring their hearing status and optimizing their hearing devices for prime audibility of speech and language in the classroom, home, and other social settings and to empower the child and family to reach spoken language communication and listening goals.
  4. Providing a warm, open, and informative environment for children and families to learn about hearing loss and devices and discuss expectations and outcomes.

The Audiology Center provides:

  • Full pediatric audiology services (from birth – 18 years old)
  • Support to all children in the Child’s Voice School Program
  • Support to all children in the Toddler Group of the Early Intervention Program
  • Diagnostic Testing
    • Otoscopic Evaluation
    • Diagnostic Audiometry
    • Tympanometry
    • Otoacoustic Emissions
    • Aided evaluations including speech perception
    • Speech in Noise Testing
    • Functional Listening Evaluations
  • Newborn Hearing Re-screenings & Full Diagnostic Testing
    • Including Unsedated Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)
  • Audiological Evaluations
  • Device Support and maintenance
    • Cochlear Implant Mapping
    • Hearing Instrument Evaluations, Fitting and Dispensing of Instruments/Hearing Aids
    • Real Ear Verification of Hearing Instrument Fittings
    • FM System Evaluations, Fitting and Dispensing
  • Classroom Observations
  • Audiological Family Counseling

Assembly and Battery Changing Help for Popular Hearing Devices (videos):

Advanced Bionics Naida assembly

Advanced Bionics Neptune no controller assembly

Advanced Bionics Neptune with controller assembly

Cochlear Kanso battery change

Cochlear N7 assembly

Med El Rondo 2 charging

Med El Sonnet 2 assembly with disposable batteries

Med El Sonnet2 with rechargeable battery assembly