A hearing screening can help identify hearing loss or other hearing-related issues that may be affecting a child’s communication and language development.
If a child has undetected hearing loss, it can lead to delayed speech and language development, academic difficulties, and social communication challenges. An Audiologist can conduct a hearing screener to identify potential hearing problems and speech pathologists intervene early to help support a child’s communication development.
If a child is found to have hearing difficulties, the paediatric speech pathologist can work with the child’s family and other healthcare professionals to provide appropriate interventions and support. This may include hearing aids, cochlear implants, and speech therapy, among other treatments. By identifying and addressing hearing difficulties, paediatric speech pathologists can help children develop their language skills and achieve their full potential.