Paediatric Diagnostic Testing
Children use their hearing to engage with the world around them, develop communication, take instruction, and learn. It is common that a child may not even be aware their hearing is worse, and often take for granted that their situation is no different to anybody else. Because of this it is often a family member, teacher, or other health professional that recommends a hearing check.
At Ready to Hear, we are here to help you determine your child's hearing levels. If we discover a hearing deficit, we educate and counsel on communication tactics and ensure you are referred to appropriate medical and allied health professionals that can support you and your child with the next steps.
Depending on the age of your child, different tests are used to obtain accurate results as well as making it a fun experience for all. Behavioral testing includes Play Audiometry and Visual Reinforcement Audiometry- these tests are based on behaviour changes in response to a sound stimulus. For example, it could be that your child will turn to a visual reward or place a peg into the board when they hear a sound.
What are some of the symptoms of a child with hearing loss?
Constantly asking for repeats
Expressive and/or receptive speech delay
Difficulty learning and/or following instructions
Not responding from a distance
TV or iPad turned up louder
Does your child have any of these symptoms?