It is difficult to know if a child can hear well or not. That is why most babies in Australia have a screening test at birth for their hearing. However, some children are born with good hearing and develop a loss later on. This hearing loss could be temporary or permanent but either way it could have an effect on their speech development or their school performance.
Shire Hearing Centres tests all children from the age of 1 year old. Our tests vary from live puppet shows to play audiometry. We test the children in a friendly environment and use positive encouragement to achieve the best possible results.
This is a form of Play Audiometry used when assessing children’s hearing
Tympanometry is performed to check for any middle ear pathologies.