Hearing Tests for Children in North York
At K&H Audiology, we can perform hearing tests on children that are 5 years of age or older. Our audiologist uses Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA) to assess child hearing. We ask young children to do a simple activity such as placing a ring on a peg when they hear a specific sound. Older children may have to press a button or raise a hand when they hear the sound until the child no longer reacts.
If a child does have hearing loss, the test results will determine the type of hearing loss and the severity.
Signs of Hearing Loss in Children
There are milestones you can use to determine whether or not your child needs a hearing test. By two years of age, they should be able to use or imitate simple words for familiar people and objects. They should also sound and talk like other children of similar age. If they are not reaching these speech related milestones you should bring this up to your family doctor. They may recommend a hearing test for your child.
Hearing Aids Styles
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What Causes Hearing Loss in Children?
Hearing aid clips are a great way to help prevent damage and loss of your hearing aids. They come in different styles, but in general they work by attaching a string to the hearing aids themselves, with a clip on the string to attach to your shirt.
If you suspect your child is suffering from hearing loss, one of the following factors may be the reason:
- One or more family members with permanent or progressive hearing loss that was present or developed early in life
During Pregnancy & Birth
- Mother had the flu, a viral infection, or German measles
- Mother consumed alcohol
- Newborn – Up to 28 Days Old
- Weighed less than 3.5 pounds at birth
- Was jaundiced at birth and had an exchange blood transfusion
- Had meningitis
- Has an unusual ear or facial appearance
- Received an antibiotic medication given through a needle in a vein
- Was in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for more than five days
Infant – 29 Days to 2 Years Old
- Received an antibiotic medication in a vein given through a needle
- Had meningitis
- Has a neurological disorder
- Has recurring ear infections with fluid in the ears for more than three months
- Had a severe injury with a fracture of the skull with or without ear bleeding