Vision and hearing problems often show up during early childhood, but don’t appear until much later in life. So, it’s essential that parents arrange for a screening as soon as possible. These tests help pinpoint the concerns that could impact the learning. With our thorough eye exams, hearing tests, and ear tubes, we are able to get our patients on the right track for their future.
How Do We Diagnose Vision and Hearing Problems?
A comprehensive vision and hearing screening will be performed by our experienced professionals who will assess your child’s ability to see and hear clearly. If any problems are detected, they will be addressed as soon as possible.
A screening usually includes a visual acuity test, which measures the clarity of a person’s vision by asking them to identify letters or symbols of various sizes on cards.
Other tests may include looking at a mirror to examine eye movements, checking the eyes with an ophthalmoscope, or using an audiometer to measure how well the person can hear different frequencies.
A vision screening is a type of eye exam that is often done as part of a routine check-up by a pediatrician or family physician. The goal of this type of exam is to find any problems with your child’s vision before they become more serious. A vision screening includes:
- An assessment of visual acuity (how well your child sees)
- A test for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and other conditions that affect distance vision
- A test for how well your child sees at night (night blindness)
A hearing screening measures how well you can hear. This type of exam generally helps identify children who may have some degree of hearing loss and need more tests to find out the extent of their hearing loss. During this screening, an audiologist will check to see if your child can hear pure tones (high-pitched sounds), which are usually measured.
What is pediatric audiology?
Pediatric audiology is dedicated to assessing, diagnosing, and managing hearing and related disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. At Sun Pediatrics, we evaluate the hearing abilities of young patients, including newborns and those with developmental or communication challenges, using a range of age-appropriate techniques and technologies such as otoacoustic emissions (OAE) and behavioral observation. Our dedicated team collaborates closely with families, providing comprehensive support in coping with hearing loss, ensuring the proper fitting and management of hearing aids or assistive listening devices, offering auditory rehabilitation services, and fostering the development of essential communication skills in children.
Why Choose Sun Pediatrics
Quality and Accuracy
We understand that quality and precise diagnostic or lab findings are important for better clinical results. With our quality-oriented processes, we make sure that our services can comply with the standards set at the local and international levels. We also follow the AAP’s guidelines with the latest research and care.
State of the Art Machines and Technology
We are equipped with the latest lab technology operated by an experienced pathologist to ensure accurate results. These machines used in the collection, testing and tracking have let us quickly deliver test reports. Moreover, we stay up to date with the progress in the field of lab technology so that we ensure you the latest development in diagnostics.
Highly Trained Staff
We are backed by highly trained and professional lab technicians and pediatricians.
Most of our tests are done in-house so that we can ensure you the quickest results possible.