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