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Pediatric Cochlear Implants

Discover Comprehensive Ear, Nose and Throat Care

As children develop, so do their senses. It’s how they’re introduced to the world, engage with their surroundings and experience life. That’s why it’s important to protect their ability to use these senses. Whether your child suffers from allergies, a deviated septum, ear infections, loss of smell or a swallowing disorder, the pediatric otolaryngologists at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children can help.

Pediatric otolaryngologists work with children to diagnose and manage diseases and conditions of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck. With our Pediatric Otolaryngology Program, your family has access to a full range of comprehensive services, including our audiology program; pediatric cochlear implant evaluation; and pediatric ear, nose and throat surgery.

Hearing Your Child’s Needs

Proper evaluation and management for hearing loss is a critical part of making sure your child continues developing effective communication skills. The Pediatric Audiology Program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer provides not only evaluation services, but also education throughout the process on use and care of hearing aids, communication strategies and family counseling on the effects of hearing loss. Here, you’ll work with state-licensed, nationally certified pediatric audiologists who can guide your child through hearing loss and work to minimize complications.

Our Audiology Program provides the following services:

  • Audiologic evaluations, including visual reinforcement audiometry
  • Auditory processing evaluations
  • Cochlear implant evaluations
  • Cochlear implant mapping and follow-up
  • Conditioned play audiometry
  • Diagnostic auditory brainstem response testing for infants and children
  • Diagnostic otoacoustic emissions testing
  • Earmolds
  • Hearing aid evaluations
  • Hearing aid fitting, dispensing, follow-up and repairs
  • Hearing screening for newborns
  • Speech audiometry
  • Traditional audiometry
  • Tympanometry

When you come to the Audiology Program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, your child will receive help from our team of professionals in audiology, clinical social work, speech and language pathology, child life, surgery and otolaryngology. We work with you and your child to determine their needs and develop an individualized treatment plan.