Our Albany and Saratoga Springs locations are fully equipped to perform Pediatric Hearing Evaluations. Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) and/or Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA) will be used to obtain hearing threshold information.
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) evaluates the hearing of children of 6 months to 2 years. Sound of varying intensity are presented to one of two speakers as the child sits on a parent’s lap. If sound is heard by the child, he or she turns their head towards the appropriate speaker and is rewarded by visual stimulus, such as an animated toy or flashing light.
Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA) evaluates the hearing of children 2-5 years in age. The child is conditioned to drop a play block in a bucket in response to hearing a sound. This technique is used to identify ear specific and frequency specific hearing thresholds.