Hearing Center

Audiology Services at Kosair Children's Hospital

Hearing loss can be difficult to diagnose - particularly in infants and children. The pediatric audiologists at
Kosair Children's Hospital use an assortment of specialized tests to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in children of all ages, including the newborn. These can include the auditory brainstem response (ABR), the auditory steady state response (ASSR) and otoacoustic emissions (OAE). These procedures allow the audiologists to determine the type, degree and configuration of any hearing loss that may be present.

Audiological services provided include:

  • Comprehensive hearing testing
  • Advanced diagnostic testing
  • Electrophysiological testing, under sedation if necessary
  • Consultation and information regarding hearing loss and treatment options
  • Pediatric hearing aid fitting and management
  • Cochlear implant program including evaluation and follow-up services
  • Assistive listening devices for personal or group communication
  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) evaluations
  • Comprehensive vestibular assessments

Assessments are performed at Kosair Children's Hospital while amplification and vestibular services are provided at the office of U of L Physicians- Hearing & Balance  in the Children's Foundation Building.

For more information on the Audiology services at Kosair Children's Hospital, call (502) 629-7710.

7-year-old Jaci Curry was the first in KY to receive the Sophono hearing device. This is the first time Jaci has ben able to hear out of her right ear after losing her hearing as an infant.

Hearing evaluation in children