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Audiology and Hearing

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital is committed to caring for your child's hearing health. The State of Michigan has set the goal of identifying hearing loss in newborns by the age of 3 months. This is our goal, too.  All babies born at Spectrum Health hospitals receive universal screening and follow-up testing. We work closely with our ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialists to offer a wide range of routine and specialized tests for children of all ages and developmental levels.

Services and Specialty Programs

We evaluate and treat common to complex hearing-related conditions. Since 2001, we have performed more than 300 cochlear implant surgeries. Once your child has been evaluated, we will work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your child. 

Meet the Team

Our team of specialists includes surgeons, master- and doctoral-level audiologists, speech pathologists and technicians to provide your family with expert, compassionate, family-centered care.

Robert Daniels, MD
Board Certifications: Otolaryngology, neurotology
Special Interests: Hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders, acoustic neuroma surgery

Kirsten Kramer, AuD, CCC-A
Darcy Jaarsma, AuD, CCC-A
Tammy Graham, AuD, CCC-A

Contact Us

100 Michigan Street, NE, MC 147
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | map

Phone:
Audiology department (voice) 616. 391.2862
Audiology department (TDD) 616.391.2025
Speech-language pathology department 616.391.1690

For Balance and Neuro Services:
1900 Wealthy Street, SE, Suite 300 MC 539
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | map

Phone: 616.774.7700
Fax: 616.774.7645
Parking for Balance and Neuro Services is in the Blodgett Hospital Lot.

For cochlear implant evaluations, your child's primary care physician or otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat [ENT] physician) must make a referral to Dr. Daniels.

Helpful Audiology Web Links

How Will I Know if My Child Has Trouble Hearing?
Helping Sam Hear: A Family's Journey
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)