The newborn hearing screen is recommended by midwives, pediatricians, and early intervention specialists as a first step in language development. As children grow into school age, hearing is monitored on a regular basis, along with vision, in an effort to catch losses that may develop after birth.
Little Ears Audiology offers the same technology used in most hospitals. The test uses a small tip placed in the ear canal which plays a soft, buzzing sound. Small electrodes may be placed on the face and neck as well. Responses to these soft sounds are measured in both ears, and the results are given to parents immediately.
By the age of about three years, most children are able to indicate when they hear a sound. Audiologists use simple games to determine hearing ability in young children.
*Children under three whose parents have concerns of speech delay should see a clinical audiologist in a booth setting where non-mobile tools are available to fit the developmental needs of these toddlers. Contact us for recommendations!
Little Ears Audiology is a cash-pay service and does not accept or file insurance. A medical receipt with necessary coding is provided at your visit so you can file a claim if you choose. Cash, check, and credit cards, including HSA/FSA, are accepted. For home visits, a 3% convenience charge is added for credit card payments.
Newborn to 12 months, at any of the participating birth centers; includes required state reporting of pass or refer
Ages three and up, at any of the participating birth centers
A sibling discount is offered when more that one child is seen during the same visit (at birthing centers or in-home). Testing is offered at a discounted rate of $100 for each additional child after the first child is seen at the original rate.
Testing for homeschooled children is offered at a discount at the birth center locations ($110). In-home visit rates and sibling discount rates apply as posted.
appointments scheduled online may be paid in full to expedite appointment time. all appointments require a card on file to secure your time. appointments may be cancelled 24 hours in advance under normal circumstances. appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will incur a $50 cancellation fee unless the appointment is rescheduled with payment in full. no-show birth center appointments will be charged a non-refundable fee of $100. no-show home visits will be charged the full service amount with no refunds.
In-home visits are generally provided on Saturday mornings and some weeknights within the blue shaded area. Please contact us directly if you have questions about your location. Clients may also be seen in a friend or family member's home that falls within the service area.