Pediatrician

 

This team member will be the first person you will talk with about your child. Make sure that they listen to your concerns. You can speak to your pediatrician about your child’s newborn hearing screening. Your child’s pediatrician may not be able to help you with your child’s hearing loss itself; however, he/she may treat inflammations and infections of your child’s ear and upper respiratory system which can affect hearing. They may need to refer you to an audiologist or other support services. Beginnings SC can help pediatricians locate referral resources and share vital information with the rest of your child’s team.

http://umm.edu/programs/childrens/health/about/what-is-a-pediatrician