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Hearing Services

We offer hearing services for individuals of all ages in the Kansas City area.

The Hearing Clinic at KU Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kansas, provides important hearing care services for individuals of all ages. Students assist in clinical services provided by certified doctoral-level audiologists who are also faculty members.

Part of KU HealthPartners, the clinic offers patients increased access to referrals and resources that may be necessary following the patient's evaluation. Other partners include multiple departments from KU Medical Center.

Hartley Family Center for Childhood Hearing

For pediatric hearing services, the Hartley Family Center for Childhood Hearing serves families with children of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as children of parents with deafness through the study of nature, causes and diagnosis.

Directed by Lauren Mann, Au.D., CCC-A, and administered through the KU Department of Hearing and Speech at KU Medical Center, the center was named in honor of W.C. Hartley and his family. Because of the Hartley family's generous gifts in support, more than 500 families of children with deafness or hearing loss have received assistance.

Telehealth Visits

We've added new protocols for in-person visits along with Telehealth services. Visit the information for patients page for details.

Appointment Times

This clinic does not offer walk-in hours. An appointment is required and can be requested online. Email or call 913-588-5730 to schedule a visit to the clinic. Se Habla Español • TTY 711

Additional Information

The clinic provides diagnostic and treatment services in the following areas:

  • Complete evaluations for all ages, including “hard to test” individuals, performed in a sound booth to ensure complete, accurate testing
  • Expertise in newborn hearing loss
  • Comprehensive hearing evaluation and treatment
  • Specialized testing for Meniere’s Disease, tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”), and other hearing disorders
  • Selection, fitting and instruction with assistive listening devices, hearing aids, custom swim plugs, and noise protection

A physician's referral may be required prior to treatment. Fax: 888-652-4872

The Hearing Clinic is located at KU Medical Center behind The University of Kansas Hospital in the Miller Building. It offers accessible parking with many accommodations expected of the region's top academic health center.

Visitors may park in the P2 parking garage on the south side of campus, off Olathe Boulevard.

Enter the Medical Pavilion across the street and proceed through the doors to the left of the information desk. Follow the hallway, past another set of doors into the Miller building. Elevators will be to the right, and the clinic is on the fourth floor. Printable directions

With its strong group of clinicians, the audiology clinic offers patients the highest level of care. Building upon this relationship with the Intercampus Department in Communicative Disorders, these clinics not only serve the community’s hearing health care needs but provide students in KU's doctorate degree program in audiology with opportunities for essential experience in a modern clinical setting. Working together, clinicians and students seek to improve quality of life and well-being for the whole person.

Part of KU HealthPartners, the clinic offers patients increased access to referrals and resources that may be necessary following the patient's evaluation. Other partners include multiple departments from KU Medical Center.

Each year, the center provides hearing assessment and intervention services. Another service available to children and their families is the assistance with the purchase of advanced-technology hearing aids. The cost of these devices (between $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the child's need) is often not covered by insurance. We believe the ability to pay for top-quality hearing aids should not be a deciding factor when seeking the proper device for a child.

Please consider a donation to the Hartley Family Center via the KU Endowment website.

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