Hearing Impairment

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THERAPY 2000’s Hearing Program has three sub-programs to help children of Texas with their audiological needs. THERAPY 2000 offers a Hearing Screening Program, Aural Rehabilitation Program and Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Program.

Hearing Screening Program

The Hearing Screening program allows children with hearing loss to be identified and referred for the appropriate audiological intervention before they begin to receive speech-language therapy. Early identification of hearing loss assures effective speech-language therapy. THERAPY 2000 also screens for recurrent/ chronic ear infections in order to prevent a language disorder secondary to a conductive hearing loss.

THERAPY 2000’s Hearing Program professionals provide a Basic Hearing Screening (using Otoscopy,Case History and Audiometric screenings) to all patients before they receive speech-language therapy.

THERAPY 2000 also offers Advanced Hearing Screenings (using Otoscopy, Otoacoustic Emission and Tympanometry screenings) for high risk infants, patients with limited cognition, and children with a suspected recurrent/chronic ear infection.

Aural Rehabilitation Program

The Aural Rehabilitation Program provides specialized speech-language therapy for hearing impaired children. The Hearing Program leaders assist and coach therapists in providing appropriate and quality services for hearing impaired children.

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Program

THERAPY 2000’s Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Program offers a battery of assessments and specialized treatment for children with APD. The audiologist provides Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) assessments and consultation for treatment upon request. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is commonly co-morbid with disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders. Early identification and early intervention of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) in children results in improved academic learning and social skills development.