Find Pediatric Audiology Services

Infants referred by Newborn Hearing Screening for diagnostic audiology are usually referred for Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) or Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) testing. Although the majority of infants may be assessed using unsedated ABR, some infants under 6 months of age may require a sedated ABR due to excessive movement. VRA is used after 6 months of age. Other services that may be used to diagnose children include otoacoustic emissions (OAE), audiometry (behavioral observational, play, standard), and tympanometry.

Newborn Hearing Screening until 4 months of age

  • Newport: Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship St., 401-845-1110
  • Providence: Women & Infants Hospital, 134 Thurbers Ave., Ste 215, 401-274-1122 x41844
  • South Kingstown: South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave., 401-788-1225
  • Warwick Kent Hospital, 455 Toll Gate Rd., 401-736-1988
  • Woonsocket: Landmark Medical Center, 115 Cass Ave., 401-769-4100 ext. 2218

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) Testing for 7 months and older

  • Bristol: Aquidneck Hearing Center, 567 Metacom Ave., Unit 6, 401-254-4327
  • East Greenwich: University Otolaryngology, 1351 South County Trail, Suite 303, 401-885-8484
  • Kingston: University of Rhode Island, Dept of Communicative Disorders, 3071 Kingstown Rd. 401-874-4742
  • Lincoln: Hear For You Hearing & Balance Center, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Building 3, Suite 307 401-475-6116
  • Providence:
    • RI Hospital Audiology/Speech,115 Georgia Ave., 401-444-5485
    • RI Hearing Center, RI School for the Deaf, 1 Corliss Park, Free evaluations at Rhode Island School for the Deaf, 401-222-3525
    • University Otolaryngology, 830 Eddy St., 401-274-2300
    • Women & Infants Hospital, Dept. of Audiology, 134 Thurbers Ave., Suite 215, 401-453-7751
  • Wakefield: University Otolaryngology, 116 Main St., 401-782-4400
  • Westerly: ENT Associates of Westerly, 17 Wells St., Suite 201, 401-596-2033

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing

  • Providence:
    • Sedated and Unsedated: RI Hospital Audiology/Speech, 115 Georgia Ave., 401-444-5485
    • Unsedated: Women & Infants Hospital, Dept of Audiology, 134 Thurbers Ave., Suite 215, 401-453-7751

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)

  • Newport: Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship St., 401-845-1110
  • Warwick: Kent Hospital 455 Tollgate Rd., 401-736-1988
  • Woonsocket: Landmark Medical Center, 115 Cass Ave., 401-769-4100 x2218