Pediatric Audiology Services
Main Number: 781-348-2209
Hearing impairment is one of the most common chronic health problems in the United States, affecting about 27 million Americans, including seven out of every 100 school-age children and four of every 1,000 newborns. The Audiology Department at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital identifies and monitors hearing loss and auditory processing disorders to ensure prompt medical treatment, educational intervention and/or recommendations for rehabilitation with by our highly experienced Audiologists.
Signs And Symptoms Of Auditory Disorders
Children at risk include:
Birth weight of less than three pounds, five ounces; family history of childhood hearing loss; high levels of bilirubin, very premature birth, low oxygen levels, rubella or other fetal infections in early pregnancy; defects of the ear, eye, head or neck; bacterial meningitis; and infections caused by viruses (mumps or measles).
- Infants & Young Children:
Failure to react to sudden loud sounds, failure to turn and look in the direction of sounds and failure to develop speech and language skills.
Poor speech and language development, behavioral problems, poor school performance, the need for high volume of the TV, radio, etc., and frequent ear infections.
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Experienced Pediatric Audiologists
Our professional staff of audiologists are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and certified by the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association. They have extensive experience evaluating the hearing abilities of children. Read more about our Audiology Department Staff.
Audiological services for children from infancy through adolescence include:
- Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations and Rehabilitative Services
- Hearing Aid Evaluations and Fittings
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing
- Evaluations for Central Auditory Processing (CAP) Disorders
Audiology Department Staff
Carol T. Norod, Au.D. is the Director of the Audiology Department at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and a Massachusetts State Licensure. Dr. Norod has been specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of auditory disorders in children for over 25 years and has held clinical positions at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She received her Bachelor Degree at Boston College and her Master and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Florida.
Sanita D'Souza, MS, MA holds a Masters in Audiology from Northeastern University and a Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Ohio University; a Massachusetts State Licensure and Certificate of Clinical Competence in both fields. Special interest in Pediatric Disorders and Central Auditory Processing evaluations and rehabilitation. Basic Fluency in American Sign Language and Hindi.
Ursula M. Findlen, Ph.D. received her Doctorate and Masters degrees in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is a Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Audiologist. She has held clinical positions at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston. Dr. Findlen's special interests include aural rehabilitation and digital hearing aid fitting for adults, and auditory processing disorders and diagnostic assessment of children with developmental disabilities.
For more information about our Pediatric Audiology services or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Audiology Department at : 781-348-2209