Congenital or acquired hearing loss in infants and children has been linked with lifelong deficits in speech and language acquisition, this may lead to poor academic performance, personal-social maladjustment and emotional problems. Sometimes your child doesn’t respond from a distance or some words don’t seem to be clear. Delays in speech and language development can also be signs of a hearing loss.
Recognition of hearing loss through neonatal hearing screening, regular surveillance of developmental milestones, auditory skills, parental concerns, and middle-ear status and objective hearing screening of all infants and children at critical developmental stages can prevent or reduce many of these adverse consequences. Below are some hearing test we conduct:
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) is a hearing test for children aged between 6 months old to 3 years old. The child is trained to look towards a toy lights-up when he/she hears a sound stimulus. This test will identify the degree and configuration of hearing loss of a child.
Play Audiometry or Conditioned Play Audiometry is a type of pure tone hearing test. It allows an audiologist to test the hearing of children who are aged around 3-7 years old developmentally. The child is conditioned to respond in play-oriented activities when a tone is heard. For example, the audiologist will condition a child to drop a toy into a bucket or drop a marble in marble track when the child hears a tone. This test will identify the degree, type, and configuration of hearing loss of a child.
At vCare Hearing, we prepared to screen their hearing, and assist the family and arrange for proper referral and treatment by identifying available hearing aid resources.