full-service auditory clinic

Little Listeners is a full-service auditory clinic focused on the entire auditory development system—from birth through adulthood. We provide a complete range of auditory pediatric services, including:

Screening/Testing Methods

Screenings

  • Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR)
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Screenings
  • Traditional audiometric Screenings

Diagnostic Testing

  • Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Testing
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Testing
  • Comprehensive Pediatric Audiometry
  • Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
  • Conditioned play audiometry
  • Traditional audiometry

If hearing loss is diagnosed, we will then refer the child to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician and dispensing audiologist for a hearing aid consultation.

Treatment/Therapy Programs

Top-Down Therapy

  • Teach compensation strategies
  • Recommend appropriate environmental accommodations
  • Provide assistive devices

Bottom-Up Therapy

  • Activities to “teach” the brain how to handle specific auditory experiences effectively
  • “Learning to Hear Again” (i.e. aural rehab) to learn to deal with the difficulties
  • Referral to hearing aid dispenser for hearing aids

Typically, the rehabilitation program for APD starts with 15 sessions over a 7-week period. Upon completion of the program, we will conduct a reassessment to determine if further therapy is needed–no matter the age of the patient.