Hearing tests for children
Routine hearing tests areoffered to newborn babies and childrento identify any problems early on in their development.
Although serious hearing problems during childhood arerare, early testing ensures that any problems are picked up andmanaged as early as possible.
This page covers:
When will my child's hearing be checked?
Hearing tests for older babies and children
Causes ofhearing problems in babies and children
Read about when hearing tests are routinely offered to children, what they involve and why they're important.
Hearing tests carried out soon after birth can help identify most babies with significant hearing loss,andtestinglater in childhood canpick up any problems that have been missed or have been slowly ge
Your child's hearing may be checked: Within a few weeks of birth this is known as newborn hearing screening and it's often carried out before you leave hospital after giving birth. This is routi
Newborn babies can be screened for any potential hearing problems using two quick and painless tests. The tests are normally conducted on the ward before you leave hospital. They are the: automated
There are a number of reasons why a child may have a hearing problem, includingtemporary hearing loss froma common illness such as a cold . Somepossible causes of hearingloss thatmay be detected dur
Although your child will be offered routine hearing tests as they grow up, it's still important for you to look out for signs of any problems and seek adviceif you have any concerns. For babies, the