Audiology - Behavioral Tests

Audiologists give behavioral tests that offer three important types of information. They measure the degree of hearing loss and assist in locating the source of the problem. These tests can indicate how the hearing loss will affect the child’s ability to communicate.

There are two types of behavioral tests:

Infants with hearing loss can be fitted with hearing aids as early as four weeks of age.  With timely amplification and appropriate intervention, the likelihood of more normal speech and language development is significantly improved.