Pediatric Hearing Center
The Mary Bridge Pediatric Hearing Center focuses on identifying hearing loss in children at the earliest age possible, and provides treatment options to optimize speech and hearing development. We're proud to offer the only full-service pediatric audiology clinic in the south Puget Sound. We have expanded access to Virtual Care as well. Ask if a Virtual Care appointment may be appropriate for your child.
Our team includes specially trained pediatric audiologists. We gather information about your child's hearing using the latest technologies and techniques to properly diagnose and treat any hearing disorder.
Early Detection and Intervention
Hearing loss can cause developmental delays in children's communication skills, both in understanding and using language. Early intervention is the key to maximizing every child’s potential for oral communication. And it all begins with a quality evaluation.
We offer hearing tests for children of all ages, including:
- Behavioral Audiometry. Behavioral hearing evaluations are used with children 6 months or older, who have the ability to respond to sounds by turning their heads, playing a game or raising their hand.
- Electrophysiologic Tests. These tests are used when a child is younger than 6 months of age, cannot perform a behavioral test, or when we need to double check your child's behavioral responses against a more objective test.
Individualized Treatment for Children with Hearing Loss
In partnership with you and your child's physician, we will help you formulate a plan that may include other medical referrals, hearing aids, assistive devices, a cochlear implant or speech and language training. Our goal is to help design a program of treatment and rehabilitation for your child that is effective in optimizing and preserving speech and hearing development.
We also provide:
- Parent education. We work to support the parents of children with hearing loss by offering them additional information.
- Cochlear Implant PRE-hab. We work to establish listening and language skills before a child receives a cochlear implant.