Why might my child need a hearing test?

Why might my child need a hearing test?
There are a number of reasons why your child might benefit from having their hearing formally assessed. A full comprehensive age appropriate hearing test will investigate

  • If your child has access to all speech sounds. Unlike other conditions hearing loss is invisible and has been long associated with S&L difficulties and developmental delay and behavioral issues.
  • Hearing can change: Newborn hearing screening may not detect mild hearing losses. 2% of children referred to Audiology present with a hearing loss. 
  • There is a family history of hearing loss or grommets
  • Re-assurance