Concerns about a patient's hearing
Newborn Hearing Screening has provided parents with comfort that when born their baby has optimal hearing however a child's hearing may change over time and if not diagnosed could go unnoticed by the child and parent.
Even the mildest hearing difficulties can affect a child's ability to learn - both at school and socially.
Research indicates that up to 15% of primary school children may be affected by slight and mild hearing loss (Hearing Schools Study, 2005). That's why it's important to monitor a child's hearing even if they have passed previous tests.
Children with a hearing loss may experience speech and language delays, educational difficulties, behavioural problems and often require increased support.
Some common warning signs of hearing problems in children:
- Parent/caregiver or teacher concern for hearing
- Speech/language delay or differences
- Says “what?” or “huh?” often
- Difficulty understanding speech in background noise
- Not startling to very loud sounds
- Attention or behavioural problems
- Academic difficulties
- Inability to detect where sounds are coming from
Hear and Say are leaders in paediatric hearing services
Hear and Say's team of qualified paediatric audiologists can conduct hearing tests to identify if a child is suffering from a hearing loss.
We offer comprehensive assessment and management of children's hearing al all levels no matter how mild or temporary.
We can bulk bill a standard hearing test with a GP referral.
Hear and Say is located centrally in inner-Brisbane suburb Ashgrove.
For more information or to request a visit to your medical clinic or practice contact Claire Cunningham by email or phone our Brisbane Centre on 07 3850 2111.