Following the implementation of the state-wide Newborn Hearing Screening program in 2004/2005, most babies have their hearing screened within their first few days of life. This has dramatically reduced the age at which children with a significant hearing loss are diagnosed. However, newborn hearing screening is not a comprehensive hearing assessment and there is the potential for a mild hearing loss to be missed. Hearing can also change and therefore it is important to monitor your child’s hearing.
Little Ears provides standard and complex hearing assessments for children primarily 2 years of age and above.
For children under 2 years of age hearing services are available at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Child and Youth Health.
Please do not hesitate to contact Little Ears if you have any concerns regarding your child’s hearing, irrespective of their age. We would be more than happy to assist and point you in the right direction.