The Audiologist will have the education, knowledge and skill to provide in-patient and/or out-patient services, focusing on diagnosing hearing loss for all pediatric ages. They work closely with the child, family, Speech Pathologists, school personnel, specialists and physicians to recommend and implement a plan which enhances a child's functional hearing to facilitate learning and development. Cook Children's Audiologists also specialize in serving children who have been unable to complete routine audiology testing in traditional settings. Audiology services provided include: behavioral audiometry, auditory brainstem response, otoacoustic emissions, infant newborn hearing screenings, evaluation and selection of hearing aids (includes dispensing, testing and repairs), FM systems, other assistive listening devices, custom ear plugs for swimming and noise protection and cochlear implants. The position shall include patient and caregiver education and consultation to other professionals, clinics and agencies, both within Cook Children's Health Care System and within the community. Documentation and correspondence pertaining to these services shall follow department and system policies.
Clinical Doctorate degree in Audiology or PhD in Audiology
State license for Audiology
Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology (ASHA) or Board Certified in Audiology (ABA) or eligible to apply for Certificate which must be obtained within 12 months of hire to maintain employment at Cook