13 April, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14 April, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Get a quick ear health screen by a qualified audiologist before heading back to school!
Telethon Speech & Hearing is offering a School Holiday Special for hearing screenings* in the second week of the school holidays.
A full audiological assessment would usually cost $125 or more, so take up this limited-time opportunity to get valuable, professional, advice for your child.
Bookings are essential with limited appointment times available.
Please note that this special is for children aged four (4) and older.
Telethon Speech & Hearing: School Holiday Ear Health Screenings
Dates: Tuesday, 13th April 2021 or Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Location: 36 Dodd Street, Wembley 6014
Discounted price: $25
To make a booking please call (08) 9387 9888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearing loss isn’t always easy to recognise, but there are ways arents and teachers can determine if a child may need to have their ears checked by a health professional like an Audiologist. Even a mild or partial hearing loss on a developing child can be significant, so it’s important to have a child’s hearing checked regularly.
Signs of hearing loss
Unsure if your child needs their hearing checked? Leading Telethon Speech and Hearing ENT Dr Tim Cooney recommends going through the checklist below.
- Your child has difficulty understanding what people are saying, or misunderstands instructions.
- He/she speaks differently than other children of the same age.
- Hearing seems to fluctuate, being worse at some times and better at others.
- He/she rotates their head while listening, or complains they have a “good” and a “bad” ear, or swaps the phone from side to side.
- Says “What” frequently.
- The television is always turned up very loud, or if your child sits close to the television to hear it.
- Speech and/or academic performance was good but has dropped off lately.
- His/her teacher has concerns about hearing or classroom participation.
- Your child watches a speaker’s face very intensely — they might be lip-reading.
- A previously happy child has become quiet or withdrawn lately, or become a “daydreamer”.
- A previously well-behaved child has become naughty or stubborn.
- You just have a feeling that “something is just not right with my child’s hearing”.
*Whilst not a full hearing test, a quick ear health screening will help to decide if a full hearing assessment is warranted for your child.
Difference between a hearing screening and hearing test/assessment:
A hearing screening is a simple pass-fail evaluation, often performed outside a hearing clinic. A variety of tools may be used, from a tablet with headphones to a portable audiometer or even a questionnaire. The person who conducts the screening will be a qualified hearing professional. He or she will be able to tell you whether a full hearing assessment is recommended, in which case you will be offered a hearing test in a clinic.
Date: 13 April, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14 April, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: Telethon Speech & Hearing