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Hearing aids

Information leaflets/booklets that may be given to Parents/Carers and patients are as follows:

  • BAHA - information about bone anchored hearing aids
  • Congenital Cytomegalovirus and deafness
  • Cochlear Implants - NDCS
  • Deaf children with additional needs - NDCS
  • Radio Aids - NDCS
  • Hearing Aid Instruction Leaflets - NHS

A school screening service is offered to all children during year 1 at primary school.

Children will not be tested unless there has been consent obtained from the Parent/Carer of the child (this is obtained on the school entry child health form).

If consent is given each child is seen in their own school.

A hearing screen is performed with headphones and tympanometry (looks at the mobility of the ear drum) is also undertaken.

If the child passes - no further action is required.

If the child does not meet the pass criteria they may be retested again in school at a later date or referred onto the Children's Hearing Centre for further testing.

Visual -Re -inforcers

Visual re-inforcers used to test children between 18 months and 3 ½ years old

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