Concerned about your child's development?


 

THINK

HEARING

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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 hearing@hearandsay.com.au 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.