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.