A child's hearing may change over time, often without the child, parent or teacher noticing, so it is important to monitor a child's hearing even if they have passed previous hearing tests.

 

Hearing difficulties may have a significant effect on a child's ability to learn.  Children with a hearing loss may experience speech and language delays, educational difficulties, behavioural problems and often require increased support.

 

The screening takes approximately 7 minutes per child and is performed by our team of audiometrists and screeners experienced in working with children.

 

We can work with the school and families to provide Audiology, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy as well as a dedicated educational support program and access to classroom sound solutions.

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Ensure students are getting the most from their education - email us now or phone 07 3850 2111 for more information 

 

Bookings are open for 2018 & 2019 - so contact us today.

 

Download a fact sheet for our School Hearing Screening Program here.

 

‘Hear to Learn’ school hearing screening launches in Queensland’s Bowen Basin

Up to 600 children from 10 regional primary schools in Queensland’s Bowen Basin will receive specialist paediatric hearing screening from Hear and Say’s ‘Hear to Learn’ – School Hearing Screening Program from July until October 2017.

 

Hearing assessments will be carried out on children from Theodore, Moura, Blackwater, Dysart, Nebo, Glenden, Scottville and Collinsville schools.

 

Hear and Say in partnership with the largest mining services provider, Thiess will launch the regional pilot program at Dysart State School on Thursday 13 July, followed by Nebo State School on Friday 14 July.

 

With 25 years’ experience in the delivery of world leading audiology, auditory verbal therapy and occupational therapy, Hear and Say is excited to be piloting their ‘Hear to Learn’ Program in regional Queensland.

 

Hearing loss, if left undiagnosed, has the potential to impact a child’s hearing, learning, and social skills development. It is estimated 3 in 1000 babies are born with a hearing loss, with this number doubling by school age.

 

The ‘Hear to Learn’ Program was launched in Brisbane in 2015, and since that time more than 15,000 students have been screened.

                                                                                                                               

To date, screening has identified 14 students with a permanent hearing loss, 30 students with serious conductive hearing loss resulting from perforated ears and infections, while other children had foreign objects found in their ears.

 

Hear and Say’s screening data indicates approximately 25% of students failed their hearing assessment on the day of screening.

 

With hearing linked so closely with to a child’s ability to learn it is imperative to screen children in those critical early school years.

 

For more information or to inquire about having ‘Hear to Learn’ visit your school please contact Petra Grum, Community Liaison Officer on 07 3850 2111 or petra.grum@hearandsay.com.au

 

'Hear to Learn' is being launched in partnership with leading mining services provider Thiess.