What to Expect: Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Appointment

The goal of this appointment is to have a doctor who specializes in hearing loss decide if there needs to be additional testing, the cause of hearing loss, and/or if hearing aids are recommended for your child. Here is what you can expect if your child has an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor.

A young girl getting her hearing tested.

How to prepare

Make sure to bring all paperwork you have from the pediatrician or audiologist about your child's hearing loss. The appointment usually takes about 15-30 minutes.

What happens?

The ENT or nurse will ask questions to find out your case history, check out your child's ears, nose, and throat, and make recommendations based on your child's history and needs.


The ENT could recommend:

  • Medical clearance for hearing aids
  • Imaging studies (CT scan, MRI)
  • Genetics Testing
  • Vision Testing
  • Additional Hearing Tests

We have medical clearance, now what?

Bring a copy to the next appointment with your audiologist. You will need it to get hearing aids for your child.