Pediatric Telemedicine – Tele-audiology
The Tele-audiology program uses telemedicine to provide comprehensive audiology diagnostic evaluations over long distances. With this program, we evaluate infants who do not pass their newborn hearing screen. In Northern California, many families whose children fail the newborn hearing screen face significant barriers to accessing follow-up diagnostic evaluations, including a severe shortage of trained audiologists and geographic barriers. This program has had a positive impact on many children’s cognitive, speech, and language development.