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.

Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Services

The CCHAT Audiology Program currently offers an extensive range of diagnostic hearing services and recommendations for children of all ages, from newborns to the age of 18 years.

Our audiologists are experts in pediatric audiological assessments and can easily adapt standard testing procedures to meet a child's needs. We are a family-centered program, so our goal is to provide families with a thorough explanation of results and recommendations.

Comprehensive Audiological Assessment Services Include:

  • Newborn Hearing Screening

  • Tympanometry

  • Acoustic Reflexes

  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Natural Sleep

  • Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA)

  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)

  • Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA)

  • Conventional Audiometry

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 communication program that is exclusively designed for children, including infants, and their parents.

Note:
CCHAT Center Clinic audiologists do not dispense hearing aids but will discuss amplification needs, testing methods, troubleshooting with parents, and referral options.

If you are concerned about your child's hearing, please give us a call to schedule an appointment for a hearing test at (916) 361-7290.

Free Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Services
We now accept a variety of insurance plans.
Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday 
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
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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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