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.

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When will my child's hearing be checked?

Newborn hearing screening

Hearing tests for older babies and children

Causes ofhearing problems in babies and children

Spotting signs of a hearing problem

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 29 Nov 2016