Keeping an Eye on Your Child's Hearing (B4 School Hearing Screening) - English version
Your child’s hearing was screened as part of the Before School check. This screen picks up most hearing problems.
No hearing problems were found by screening at this time.
What to look for in future
Some children who passed this screen may develop a hearing problem later.
If your child has learning or reading difficulties or speech which is unclear or hard to understand, this may mean he/she may have a hearing problem.
Your child will NOT routinely have their hearing checked again at school, so if you are concerned about your child’s hearing it is important that you:
- Ask that they have their hearing screened by a Vision Hearing Technician on their next visit (if your child is at a preschool, primary or intermediate school);
- OR go to your doctor to get a referral to have your child’s hearing assessed by an audiologist.
If your child does have a hearing problem, finding out early is good for their learning and development.
If in doubt - check it out!
For further information about children’s hearing screening, visit the Ministry of Health website or call the free 24-hour health advice service, Plunketline on (0800 933 922).