This April The Hearing & Dizziness Clinic is lighting it up blue for Autism Awareness! #LIUB
Susan Eichert from the Autism Treatment Network answers the question below in a recent article published on AustismSpeaks.org:
Our child has autism, will an ordinary hearing test work for him? Who should we see and what can we do?
Our professional view is much the same as Susan’s. Her advice is useful for parents of all children – she recommends seeing an Audiologist who has experience testing children behaviorally – that is, with having a child respond to words or beeps or interacting with sounds through play. Some children do not tolerate headphones, and that’s OK. At The Hearing & Dizziness Clinic we are able to test a child’s hearing using a sound field. We are also happy to have visual reinforcement audiometry in our arsenal to elicit valid responses for every developmental age – for both verbal and non-verbal children.
A reliable hearing test result for your child is something our Doctors of Audiology strive for! Call (519) 961-9285 to book your child’s hearing test appointment!
Susan’s full article can be found here: Can Hearing Problems Contribute to Autism-Related Speech Delays?