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Early Start Hearing Services

Discovering that your baby is deaf or hard of hearing can often be a shock. And you may wonder whether your child will have a happy or normal life.

But at the CCHAT Center, we believe the answer is a resounding “yes.”

With proper guidance, it’s possible to give your child all the resources, tools, and advantages necessary for long-term success. In fact, our mission is to help your child matriculate into a mainstream school program and thrive once there. However, early intervention is key.

Babies don’t speak their first words until there around 12 months old. But speech, language, and sound processing all begin at birth. These skills are essential to healthy childhood development. But any hearing impairment that remains undiagnosed and untreated could stunt your child’s growth.

This is why we encourage all parents to have their children tested for hearing loss – as early as possible.

Free Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Services

The CCHAT Center offers a comprehensive range of newborn hearing diagnostic testing. Through consultations with pediatric audiologists, these complimentary evaluations include:

  • Newborn hearing screening and follow-up diagnostic tests.
  • Unsedated Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and Auditory Steady Start Response (ASSR) exams.
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) testing.
  • Middle Ear Evaluations (i.e. Tympanometry). 

In addition, we coordinate with area health professionals, hearing aid technologists, and school personnel to ensure your child’s hearing needs are fully covered.

If the above test results indicate that your child is deaf or hard of hearing, we have a dedicated listening, speaking, and communication program that is exclusively designed for newborns and their parents.

Free Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Services

The Baby & Me (Parent/Infant) Hearing Program

Baby & Me teaches you how to help your newborn develop his or her communication skills through auditory awareness and spoken language. Held weekly for 1 to 2 hours, each session revolves around everyday life experiences that involve you and your child.

Also included are individual modules on:

  • Language, speech, and auditory therapy.
  • Cochlear implant and hearing aid training.
  • Audiological education and management.
  • Parent support and caregiver workshops.

Throughout the program, you’ll work closely with every department at CCHAT to ensure your infant receives comprehensive exposure to a broad range of learning environments and situations. Baby & Me is staffed by parent/infant advisors who hold advanced degrees and are experts in pedagogical instruction for newborns who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Baby & Me actively involves educational and medical professionals who collectively monitor your child’s language development as he or she moves through the program. Baby & Me is parent-focused, child-driven, and results-oriented to ensure your newborn receives the requisite foundation for lifelong learning and growth.

Enrollment is open to all babies (aged 0 to 18 months) and their primary caregivers. And participation can begin immediately after early diagnosis of your newborn’s hearing impairment.

The Baby & Me (Parent/Infant) Hearing Program

Want To Learn More About Baby & Me?

For more information on CCHAT’s Baby & Me program – or to schedule an appointment – please contact us by phone 916-361-7290 or click the button below to send us a message.

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Avalon Hearing Aid Centers, Inc.
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Capital Program Management, Inc.
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Community Business Bank
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Kelly Foundation
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Sertoma, Inc.
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Alliance
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Weideman Pediatric Dentistry
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CCHAT services are provided at no charge to the families and children receiving them.
And with your generous support, we can keep it that way.