Behavioral hearing assessments measure how your child behaves in response to speech and other sounds. We offer behavioral hearing assessments for young people from 6 months to 21 years old. The assessments are tailored to your child's age and development. During these tests, we use speakers or earphones to play speech and other sounds to your child at varying levels. With younger children, we train your child to look toward the source of sound, and we observe their responses as we play the sounds. With older children and young adults, we ask patients to repeat the word or make a signal if they hear the speech or sounds.