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Pediatric Audiology

    One Elliot Way – Manchester, NH 03109


Because an infant’s initial hearing assessment may need a little more testing…New Hampshire Hospital for Children

Sometimes newborns will be referred for additional testing after their initial universal newborn hearing screening which is performed at area birthing centers and hospitals. This additional diagnostic screening is provided at New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children, Elliot Pediatric Audiology. According to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 1 to 3 infants out of every 1,000 will have some type of permanent hearing loss. Early identification leads to early intervention, early intervention leads to better development of speech, language and literacy in children.

Designed for children and adolescents…

A Level I Pediatric Audiology Diagnostic Center structured and designed to care for both the family and patient with a staff who understand this testing. As well as providers who are skilled in advanced audiology diagnostic evaluations.

In times of need…

At New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children, our Pediatric Audiology program can help your child receive the best possible care. All close to home.




  • Evoked Potentials Diagnostic Testing

    • Diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) for the measurement of the brain’s response to sound.
    • Diagnostic Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) to test the function of the outer hair cells located in the cochlea.

    New Hampshire Hospital for ChildrenImmitance Measure Diagnostic Testing

    • Tympanometry for the assessment of middle ear function.
    • Acoustic reflex screening to test the auditory pathway.

    Sedated Hearing Diagnostic Testing

    • Sedation ensures the child remains still and silent for the exam
    • Sedated testing is referred after a traditional behavioral hearing assessment performed at an Audiologist or Otolaryngologist Practice.



Office Hours

The program is located within Elliot Pediatric Outpatient Services at 1 Elliot Way, Manchester, NH  03103.
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Call 603-663-2191 for an appointment


Meet Our Providers

Karen E. Lukeman, Au.D., CCC-A

Salus University, Doctorate in Audiology, Elkins Park, PA

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
American Academy of Audiology Fellow (AAA)


Alison Nardone, Au.D.

Salus University, Doctorate in Audiology, Elkins Park, PA

American Academy of Audiology Fellow (AAA)
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech,
Language, and Hearing Association.


Electronic Medical Records System

Utilizing our state of the art Electronic Medical Record System, each physician has complete patient data (immunizations, allergies, Lab results, etc.) at their fingertips to enable them to monitor your health needs more closely. If you call after hours, all physicians “on-call” can access this same information, thus providing excellent, all-inclusive care for our patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This versatile Medical Record System also enables our office to electronically transmit prescriptions and refills directly to the pharmacy of your choice.

In addition, our office also has the facilities to take and process X-Rays and to draw most lab work right on site, offering our patients convenient and efficient health care.

Useful Resources and Websites

NH Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
1-800-852-3345 ext. 1037 (in state only) or 603 271-1037.
Relay New Hampshire TTY: 711

My Baby’s Hearing
Beginnings for Parents
Hands and Voices (video)
NH Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
Center for Disease Control: Hearing Loss in Children

Records Release

If you would like  a copy of your medical record, please download the records release form, complete and bring or send to the office.  Click here to download.

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