Tip #4: Deaf and hard of hearing children who receive early intervention services have been found to have better language outcomes up to age five.

Audiology

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech provides paramount pediatric audiological services through its interdisciplinary clinic. The audiology suite offers a full range of equipment to evaluate hearing, program/ troubleshoot/repair hearing aids and cochlear implants, and program/repair personal and soundfield (classroom) Frequency Modulated (FM) systems.

Our audiologists offer a hybrid approach of service by being certified and dual-trained as clinical audiologists/educational audiologists. Dr. Deborah Johnston and Dr. Kristen Perrin are licensed through the state of Pennsylvania and have a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) nationally.

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Tip #1: Singing provides a good sense of rhythm, and the tone helps children with hearing loss recognize the melody in speech.