Medical Specialties

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

Cochlear Implant Program

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

Program Director

Elizabeth Linos, OTR/L, MS, MBA, OTD

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