Hearing Devices

Most babies with hearing loss benefit from hearing aids, cochlear implants and other amplification devices. It may be hard to imagine how a little baby can be fit with a hearing aid. Pediatric audiologists specialize in working with infants and young children. The information in this section will help inform you about the devices and technology available to your family, and important things to consider about hearing amplification.

Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Devices

If you search the internet, you will find that there are many different types and styles of hearing aids. This section describes various types of hearing aids and how they work. It includes information on how hearing aids are fit on babies. A useful feature is the inclusion of practical tips, like how to check your baby's hearing aid and how to keep the hearing aid on your infant.

Cochlear implants are hearing devices designed for children with severe and profound hearing loss. These devices involve surgery. Learn more about the implant devices, surgery procedures and what to expect. Techniques and resources for helping your baby learn to listen are also described.