CHILDREN'S HEARING TESTS WITH A PAEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGIST
We all want our children to hear well but they can develop hearing problems at any time which can sometimes go unnoticed.
If you feel your child's hearing isn't 100% or have been asked to see a Paediatric Audiologist to have their hearing tested then book a quick appointment at The Hearing Practice as soon as possible to ensure we can get them back to hearing clearly again.
It might be your GP or school nurse that feels your child needs assessing or you may have a suspicion that all is not 100% with their hearing. Perhaps your little one has some speech & language delay. Whatever the reason is to check their hearing, Mrs Bateson's 30+ years of experience in Childrens Hearing assessments will get to the bottom of any issues they have and recommend a care pathway to get them hearing properly again.
Mrs Bateson sees all her Paediatrics at the One Hatfield Hospital (www.onehealthcare.co.uk/hatfield) which has excellent Paediatric facilities, Paediatric nurses and an array of Specialist ENT Surgeons should she have to refer you for surgery for grommets etc.
Mrs Bateson is covered by all the major medical insurance companies but if you're not covered with insurance and want to pay for the tests yourself then she has a fixed all inclusive Paediatric Hearing Assessment charge of £275.
Even a minor hearing loss, if not detected early, can affect children's speech & language acquisition and development, their social skills and confidence and can have a significant impact on their education so always best to get it checked.
The most common hearing problem in children is caused by Glue Ear which is easily assessed and treated. For more information on Glue Ear please see our Common Hearing Problems page.
CAUSES AND SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN
Parents can often notice if their child’s hearing isn’t 100% or perhaps your child’s teacher raises it as an issue.
If you feel your child is displaying any of the symptoms below discuss it with your GP and ask him to refer you to Mrs Bateson for an Audiological Assessment.
Assessment results will be discussed with you at your appointment and the full results and report will be sent back to your GP or ENT Consultant with recommendations. Reports and/or recommendations can also be sent to your child’s school if necessary to ensure their hearing problem is accommodated.
1. Your child often says “pardon” or “what”.
2. Doesn’t always respond the first time they’re called.
3. Appears to daydream or be inattentive.
4. Prefers or requests that the TV or radio volume is turned up louder than you think is suitable.
5. Talks loudly.
6. Speaks unclearly or mispronounces some words.
7. Unhappy or unsettled at school.