Audiology, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants
The Frances H. McClelland Rehabilitation Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is made up of a comprehensive team of pediatric trained physicians, nurses, and therapists who care only for growing children. Among the specialties of our rehab program for kids is the Audiology Program - offering services tailored specifically to the needs of each child.
The audiologists at Phoenix Children's specialize in the hearing health care of children of all ages. With a deep understanding of the difficulties of assessing even the youngest children, we offer audiological treatments based on a meticulous diagnostic process — to ensure the best outcome for each patient.
Hearing Disorders and Conditions
Phoenix Children's Hospital specialists commonly treat hearing disorders related to:
- Congenital and genetic disorders
- Exposure to ototoxic medications
- Head trauma/skull fracture
- Perinatal complications, such as anoxia
- Noise exposure
The Audiology Department coordinates a full-service cochlear implant program, from diagnosis and surgery to device fitting and monitoring, as well as rehabilitation services for the child and family.
Hearing Treatments and Services
- Comprehensive audiological, including brain stem auditory-evoked response (BAER) studies.
- Close collaboration with otolaryngology, neuro-otology, speech and language pathology and psychology.
- Diagnostic evaluations for NICU patients who do not pass their newborn hearing screening
- Outpatient screenings for patients who have failed their initial newborn hearing screening
- Hearing aids
- Hearing assistive technologies
- Parent education relating to hearing loss, hearing aids and cochlear implants
Elizabeth Linos, OTR/L, MS, MBA, OTD