The Pediatric Clinic at Bellevue Hospital is fortunate to have the
services of an experienced Pediatric Audiologist, as well as a
well-equipped Audiology booth, right on site.
will meet the Audiologist in her office for discussion, and directly
observe, from within the booth, Audiology evaluations for several
patients. The Audiologist is located in the Bellevue Hospital Pediatric
During this time block, the resident will:
observe, from an Audiology booth, accompanied by a licensed
audiologist, the following methods for hearing testing in children:
- children aged 4 months to 2-1/2 years - Conditioned Orientation Response (COR) Audiometry
- children aged 2-1/2 to 5 years - Play Audiometry
an understanding of how to interpret an audiogram, and, with the
audiologist, review the audiogram of each child who was tested, and
review selected case studies to illustrate conductive, sensorineural,
unilateral and bilateral hearing loss.
their understanding of audiogram interpretation through a discussion of
air conduction, bone conduction and the masking principles involved
Role of the Resident
The resident will:
- Directly observe, and actively participate in the discussions with the audiologist.
- Provide medical input and clarification when necessary in the discussion of individual patients.