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Childhood Communication

Bone Conduction Devices

Bone conduction devices may be suitable for some people with hearing loss who cannot benefit from conventional hearing aids but who have normal cochlear function in at least one ear. We offer both soft band and surgical bone conduction devices, which send sound waves directly to the cochlea through vibration of the bones of the head. ... Read More »

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Cochlear Implants

For those who are unable to benefit sufficiently from hearing aids, cochlear implants may be an option. A surgically implanted electrode array bypasses damaged portions of the inner ear and provides electrical signals directly to the hearing nerve. These signals are transmitted to the brain, which interprets them as sound. The USC Caruso Family Center ... Read More »

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Hearing Aids

Hearing aid fittings are based on audiologic evaluation, real-ear measures and behavioral assessments. They use prescriptive methodologies that have been widely researched and validated in young children. We maintain a stock of loaner hearing aids so amplification can be provided immediately upon identification of hearing loss and during the repair of a child’s own device. ... Read More »

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Educational Counseling

Educational counseling is fundamental to a child’s listening, language and academic success. Parent understanding and participation in interventions and in the development of individual educational programs are essential to a child’s developing listening and language skills. Educational counseling provides information to families regarding current community school programs, school interventions, therapies and educational interventions that support ... Read More »

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Speech and Language Services

Clinical and research speech-language pathologists have extensive knowledge and training in working with children who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants for the development of communicative competence. They provide diagnostic evaluations of speech and language development, conduct evaluations to assist in the determination of cochlear implant candidacy and provide communication intervention — speech/language therapy and ... Read More »

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Audiology

The USC Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication professionals are experts in the diagnostic hearing assessment of babies and young children. Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children of all ages, hearing aid fitting, hearing aid sales and follow-up and implant services are provided. Clinical audiologists offer age-appropriate, state-of-the-art assessments including auditory brainstem response testing, otoacoustic emissions ... Read More »

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Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing loss may be present at birth or may develop at any point in a child’s life. It may be temporary or permanent. Hearing loss may be present in one or both ears and may range from mild to profound. What are the signs and symptoms of hearing loss in children? A newborn baby does ... Read More »

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Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.