Your Visit to the Audiology Department
Coming to the Appointment
On the date of your Audiology appointment, you will check in at the Audiology Department Waiting Area on the 2nd Floor of Arkansas Children’s Hospital in the South Wing. You will sign in at a kiosk and a receptionist will complete your registration. Once you are registered, an audiologist will call you from the waiting room to the Audiology Clinic.
During the Evaluation
At Arkansas Children's Hospital, we value parent involvement and strive to provide the most comfortable setting for our evaluations. We encourage the parents to accompany the child to the examination room to make the child feel more at ease.
During the audiological evaluation, the audiologist will obtain background information and other relevant information pertaining to your child. The audiologist will perform the appropriate hearing screening/evaluation tools and/or check of equipment, depending on the individual child’s needs. This will also depend upon whether it is an initial appointment or a follow-up appointment for your child.
Your child may also be seeing an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialist or receiving a speech and language evaluation, in conjunction with the audiology appointment. You should receive prior notice if your child is scheduled for a speech and language evaluation or with the ENT Clinic. The audiologist will coordinate audiological findings with the ENT physician and/or speech language pathologist.
Following the Evaluation
Following the appointment, the parents can expect to receive a full informational session with the audiologist about their child’s audiological testing and/or amplification equipment. The examiner’s contact information will be given, should the family have any questions regarding the information.