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Pediatric Hearing Aids

What are hearing aids?

More than three million children in the United States have hearing loss. Hearing aids can help improve hearing and speech, especially in children with sensorineural hearing loss (hearing loss in the inner ear due to damaged hair cells or a damaged hearing nerve). Sensorineural hearing loss can be caused by noise, injury, infection, certain medications, birth defects, tumors and problems with blood circulation.

Hearing aids are electronic or battery-operated devices that can amplify and change sound. A microphone receives the sound and converts it into sound waves. The sound waves are then converted into electrical signals. Children as young as 2 months can be fitted with hearing aids.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Vice President
Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Acting CMIO
Departments

Departments

Hearing and Speech

The Hearing and Speech Center at Children’s National Hospital provides expert diagnosis and care for children with audiology and communication disorders.

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.

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