What Makes the Arkansas Children's Audiology Department Different

The Audiology department at Arkansas Children's provides expert comprehensive audiological services including identification and measurement of hearing loss, parent counseling and habilitation of children with hearing impairment. A certified audiologist is available for each session, and a pediatric otolaryngologist and a speech pathologist are available upon request. 

The mission of the Arkansas Children's program is to provide comprehensive diagnostic and intervention services for children. The focus is on early identification, aggressive intervention and family involvement.

The audiologists at our hospitals have extensive training and skills to evaluate the hearing of infants and children of all ages. By conducting a wide variety of specialized testing, they are able to determine the exact nature of even the tiniest baby's hearing problem. Audiologists present a variety of treatment options to families, as well as dispense and fit hearing aids and other forms of amplification, and provide hearing rehabilitation training.

Audiologists at Arkansas Children's hold masters or doctoral degrees from accredited universities with special training in the prevention, identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. All audiologists also hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a license from the Arkansas Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to perform hearing tests, refer patients for medical treatment and provide hearing rehabilitation services.