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Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication and Listening Services

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Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication and Listening Services are available to help you and your loved ones understand hearing loss and how hearing changes impact on communication and relationships. We work with children and adults of all ages at different hearing levels, and aim to help people who have hearing loss engage with the people around them.

For Children and Parents

We are here to help you and your child at any stage of the hearing journey. We partner with children who have hearing loss and their parents to provide support and education. Our goal is to help parents understand their child's hearing loss and communication abilities to make informed decisions. We can provide connections to relevant resources elsewhere. We will support parents with integration of the hearing devices into the home routine.

We provide speech and language evaluations. Information obtained from you and your child will be used to develop goals and recommendations for your child. We recommend speech and language evaluations every 6 months until your child is 3, yearly until age 6, and then as needed. We will also partner with outside therapists and educators to maximize the home and educational environment for your goals.

For Adults

For adults with hearing loss, we will help you develop new communication and listening skills, refresh old skills, or help you adjust to a new kind of device. We recommend at least one session for all our adults who have hearing loss. You will maximize your ability to communicate with others by learning “tips and tricks” that include speech reading/lip reading and communication strategies.


Support is provided by The Helen Patten Auditory Rehabilitation Fund, which was established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Seamans, Jr.

Meet Our Team

Our team of audiologists and speech-language pathologists can help you get the most out of your hearing and hearing devices.


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