CHILDREN'S HEARING HEALTH SERVICES
We all want our children to hear well but they can develop hearing problems at any time.
Even a minor hearing loss, if not detected early, can affect their speech & language acquisition and development, their social skills and confidence and can have a significant impact on their education.
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.