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Pediatric Hearing Program


The Adventist Pediatric Audiology and Cochlear Implant Program has been designed to evaluate and treat children of any age with a hearing disorder. The program is located in the Paulson Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, bringing a child-friendly atmosphere to a state-of-the-art facility.

Pediatric patients also have access to expert care through the Pediatric Audiology and Cochlear Implant Program. Dr. Robert Battista, a specialist in pediatric otology, provides a complete continuum of care from ear infections to more serious disorders. He has surgically implanted cochlear implants in numerous young patients and developed a pediatric cochlear implant program at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

Members of the Audiology and Cochlear Implant Team consist of professionals of various disciplines associated with the evaluation and treatment of children with hearing loss. These professional disciplines include: pediatric audiology, otology/neurotology, speech and language pathology, pediatric psychology, genetics, and pediatric ophthalmology.

For young children, the ability to hear is critical in developing language and social skills. When a child has a hearing loss, the child’s entire support system is affected. For this reason, the Audiology and Cochlear Implant Team is dedicated to working closely with the child’s family, physician, and school professionals in order to ensure the best outcome for the child.

For more information about the Pediatric Audiology and Cochlear Implant Program, please call our physician referral service at 630-856-7500.