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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.