Why might my child need a hearing assessment?

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There are a number of reasons why your child might benefit from having their hearing formally assessed

  • Unlike other conditions hearing loss is ‘invisible’ – therefore while your child may respond well to many sounds they may be having difficulty hearing soft sounds (e.g. a number of speech sounds like ‘s’ and ‘f’ are soft sounds)
  • There are concerns regarding your child’s speech and language development
  • Your child has had a number of ear (middle ear) infections (i.e. often referred to as glue ear)
  • There are concerns at school and at home regarding your child’s listening behaviour
  • Hearing can change
  • There is the potential for Newborn Hearing screening to miss a mild hearing loss
  • There is a history of hearing loss in your family
  • Reassurance

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