Concerned about your child's development?







Hearing difficulties can affect a child's ability to learn - both socially and at school.


A child's hearing may change over time, often without the child, parent or teacher noticing. 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
  • Difficulty hearing in one or both ears on the phone
  • Increased TV/stereo volume compared to rest of family
  • 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 has a team of qualified Audiologists experienced in working with children.

We offer comprehensive assessment and management of children's hearing - no matter how mild or profound.


With no need for a referral and no waiting lists, an appointment can me made quickly and concerns addressed immediately.  Download a referral form for your GP here.


If you have concerns about your child's hearing please contact us at or phone our Brisbane Centre for more information on 07 3850 2111


Hear and Say provides a School Hearing Screening Program.  Find out more here.