NOTICE: All Tulsa Health Department locations are closed Thursday & Friday, Nov 23-24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th to serve you.
Hearing loss is one of the most common birth defects. It can be present at birth or develop later in childhood. Ear infections and middle ear fluid can also cause delays in speech and language development and should be properly identified and treated.
Child Guidance currently provides audiology services for clients from birth to 21 years old. Charges for services are based on your family size and income. SoonerCare and some private insurances are accepted. You won’t be refused services if you are unable to pay. Interpreter services in Spanish are provided. Testing is recommended if your child:
Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-up Testing (birth to 5 months): If your baby referred testing in the hospital or has factors that were considered high risk for hearing loss, then it is very important that you have your baby retested.
Hearing Evaluation (6 months to 21 years old): Diagnostic behavioral hearing tests are performed. Parents or physicians who are concerned about their child’s hearing or speech development should schedule an appointment for a hearing test.
Hearing Aid and Related Services (birth to 21 years): We evaluate, select, and program amplification and/or other assistive listening devices. Children diagnosed with a hearing loss should be amplified as soon as possible to prevent regression in learning and speech development.
We have 10 locations across Tulsa County that offer a variety of services to help you and your family stay healthy.