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Comprehensive Hearing Health Care

Comprehensive Hearing Health Care at Bozeman Health

Bozeman Health performs a wide array of diagnostic evaluations to evaluate your overall aural health. The purpose of a diagnostic hearing evaluation is to determine the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss present. The evaluation is also useful in evaluating the presence of other symptoms.

Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations

  • Diagnostic Evaluations for Pediatrics (newborns and kids) and Adults
  • Tinnitus Evaluations
  • Diagnostic Central Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluations
  • Auditory Brainstem Response Evaluations
  • Video Otoscopy

Pediatric Hearing Evaluations

The first three years of life are one of the most critical time periods for speech and language development, cognitive development, and development of auditory nerve pathways. Newborn hearing screenings are imperative for early intervention. Early intervention enables children to learn to communicate comparably with his or her hearing peers and not fall behind in cognitive and social skills.

The State of Montana requires the Department of Health to implement a newborn hearing screening to test each child within the first month of life. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital completes these screenings before the baby leaves the hospital. Infants who do not pass the initial hearing screenings are scheduled for follow-up with their pediatricians and then for further evaluation by an audiologist.

The follow-up evaluations should be completed within three months of birth to ensure early intervention if necessary.