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.

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) Testing for 6 months and older

  • Bristol: Aquidneck Hearing Center, 567 Metacom Avenue, 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 Road (401) 874-4742
  • Lincoln: Hear For You Hearing & Balance Center, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg 3, Ste 307 (401) 475-6116
  • Providence:
    • RI Hospital Audiology/Speech,115 Georgia Avenue, (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 Street, (401) 274-2300
    • Women & Infants Hospital, Dept. of Audiology, 134 Thurbers Avenue, Suite 215, (401) 453-7751
  • Wakefield: University Otolaryngology, 116 Main Street, (401) 782-4400
  • Westerly: ENT Associates of Westerly, 17 Wells Street, Suite 201, (401)596-2033

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing / Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)

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