Find a place to have your baby’s hearing tested

Early identification of hearing loss and early enrollment into services leads to better language outcomes. Find locations and resources to test your baby's hearing. Babies who do not pass the hearing screening will have a hearing test scheduled for them by the hospital. If an appointment was not made, or if you have concerns about your child’s hearing, schedule an appointment at one of these centers.

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Tips for your visit

The most important way to prepare your baby for the test is to show up with a tired, hungry baby. Most young babies will sleep through the entire test if they are brought to the appointment ready for a feeding and a nap. Try to keep your baby awake and hold off feeding him or her until you get to the appointment. Once you are in the testing room and your child has been prepped for the test, you can nurse or feed your baby a bottle so he or she falls asleep naturally. You will receive the test results at this appointment. Bring another adult with you to help with the baby. The other adult can also help you remember what you are told.

See hearing testing centers in Massachusetts

Explore hearing testing centers throughout the state. Centers are divided into 3 levels. Levels One and Two can test all children, including newborns. Level Three centers can test babies older than 6 months old.

We added red pins to show the centers that are Levels One and Two. Blue pins identify centers that are Level Three. Click on the pin for more information about the center. Call 1-800-882-1435 for additional assistance, or download the list of centers below.

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Red Icons = Hearing testing locations for Babies who don't pass their hearing screening. Blue Icons = Hearing testing locations for babies who are older than six months

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Hearing centers

Babies who do not pass their hearing screening must be given an appointment at one of the following centers:

  • Baystate Medical Center
    Rehabilitation Services/Audiology
    360 Birnie Avenue
    Springfield, MA 01107
    (413) 794-5600 option 3 Voice
  • Berkshire Medical Center
    Audiology Medical Arts Complex, 5th Floor
    725 North Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
    (413) 447-2225 Voice
    (413) 447-3079 TTY
  • Beverly Hospital
    Center for Communication Disorders
    75 Herrick Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
    (978) 816-2690 Voice
  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston
    Audiology Program
    333 Longwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 355-6462 Voice
    (617) 738-7218 TTY
    (617) 730-4634 Fax
  • Boston Children’s at North Dartmouth
    Audiology Program
    500 Faunce Corner Road
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (617) 355-6462 Voice
    (617) 730-4634 Fax
  • Boston Children’s at Lexington
    Audiology Program
    482 Bedford Street
    Lexington, MA 02420
    (617) 355-6462 Voice
    (781) 672-2101 TTY
    (617) 730-4634 Fax
  • Boston Children’s at Peabody
    Audiology Program
    10 Centennial Drive
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (617) 355-6462 Voice
    (978) 538-8021 TTY
    (617) 730-4634 Fax
  • Boston Children’s at Waltham
    Audiology Program
    9 Hope Avenue
    Waltham, MA 02453
    (617) 355-6462 Voice
    (781) 216-2175 TTY
    (617) 730-4634 Fax
  • Boston Children’s Physicians Weymouth
    Audiology Program
    541 Main Street
    Weymouth, MA 02190
    (617) 355-6462 Voice
    (617) 730-0152 TTY
    (617) 730-4634 Fax
  • Boston Medical Center
    Daniels Hearing Center
    J. Joseph Moakley Building, Otolaryngology
    830 Harrison Avenue, Suite 1400
    Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 414-4901 Voice
    (800) 439-2370 TTY
  • Charlton Memorial Hospital
    Southcoast Rehabilitation Services
    235 Hanover Street
    Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 973-9470 Voice
  • Franciscan Children’s
    Speech/Language-Hearing Department
    30 Warren Street
    Boston, MA 02135
    (617) 254-3800 x5220 Voice
    (617) 254-6835 TTY
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Center, Kenmore Center Audiology
    133 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 421-5984 Voice
    (617) 421-1190 TTY
  • Holyoke Medical Center
    Speech and Hearing Center
    575 Beech Street
    Holyoke, MA 01040
    (413) 534-2508 Voice
    (413) 534-2508 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston
    Audiology Department
    243 Charles Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    (617) 573-3266 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Concord
    54 Baker Avenue Extension, Suite 303
    Concord, MA 01742
    (978) 369-8780 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Morton Hospital, A Steward Family Hospital Speech, Hearing & Language Center Northwoods Medical Center
    2007 Bay Street, Suite B-100
    Taunton, MA 02780
    (508) 823-3050 Voice
    (508) 821-4470 TTY
  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
    Audiology Services
    736 Cambridge Street, SMC 8
    Brighton, MA 02135
    (617) 789-5004 Voice
    (617) 789-3344 TTY
  • Spaulding Outpatient Center for Children Salem Audiology Shetland Park Suite 211
    35 Congress Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 825-8800 Voice
  • Tufts Medical Center
    Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
    860 Washington Street
    Box 823
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 636-5300 Voice
    (617) 636-7200 TTY
  • UMass Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital, Burbank Campus Speech & Hearing
    275 Nichols Road
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    (978) 466-2660 Voice
    (978) 343-5005 TTY
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
    Department of Audiology
    University Campus
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester, MA 01655
    (508) 856-3996 Voice
    (508) 856-5998 TTY

Hearing testing for babies who are older than six months is also available at these centers:

  • Baystate Rehabilitation Care at Franklin Medical Center
    48 Sanderson Street
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413) 773-2227 Voice
    (413) 773-4566 TTY
  • Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
    Clarke Hearing Center
    45 Round Hill Road
    Northampton, MA 01060
    (413) 582-1114 Voice
    (413) 582-1114 TTY
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Center, Chelmsford Center
    Audiology
    228 Billerica Road
    Chelmsford, MA 01824-3604
    (781) 250-6040 Voice
    (978) 250-6333 TTY
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Center, Medford Center
    Audiology
    26 City Hall Mall
    Medford, MA 02155-4765
    (781) 306-5255 Voice
    (781) 306-5186 TTY
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Center, Quincy Center
    Audiology
    President’s Place — South Tower
    1250 Hancock Street
    Quincy, MA 02169-4339
    (617) 774-0750 Voice
    (617) 774-0846 TTY
  • Harvard Vanguard Medical Center, Wellesley Center
    Audiology
    230 Worcester Street
    Wellesley, MA 02181-5491
    (781) 431-5255 Voice
    (781) 431-7677 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater
    400 North Bedford Street, Suite 100
    East Bridgewater, MA 02333
    (508) 350-2800 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Longwood
    800 Huntington Avenue, First Floor
    Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 936-6160 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Medford
    101 Main Street, Suite 211
    Medford, MA 02155
    (781) 874-1965 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Stoneham
    One Montvale Avenue, Suite 203
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    (617) 573-5630 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Stoneham
    41 Montvale Avenue
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    (781) 729-0971 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Newton-Wellesley
    2000 Washington Street, Suite 668
    Newton, MA 02462
    (617) 573-6850 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Wellesley
    65 Walnut Street, Suite 590
    Wellesley, MA 02481
    (617) 630-1699 Voice
    (617) 573-3290 TTY
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
    Cape Cod
    Audiology
    311 Service Road
    East Sandwich, MA 02537
    (508) 833-4141 Voice
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
    Audiology
    Mashpee Rehabilitation Building
    49 State Road
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
    (508) 973-9450 Voice
  • The Learning Center for the Deaf
    Audiology Unit
    848 Central Street
    Framingham, MA 01701
    (508) 875-4559 Voice
    (508) 875-4559 TTY

Contact

Fax

(617) 994-9822

Address

250 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02108
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