Hearing Loss Assessment

Hearing loss is very common and impacts on both our emotional and physical health.

If you answer YES to one or more of the following, please make an appointment.

New-born (Birth to 6 months)

  • Does not startle, move, or cry to loud unexpected sounds

  • Does not awaken to loud noises

  • Cannot be soothed by voice alone

  • Does not turn his/her head in the direction of your voice by 4-6 months

Young Infant (6 through 12 months)

  • Does not point to familiar persons or objects when asked

  • By 12 months does not understand simple phrases such as "wave bye-bye", "clap hands" by listening alone

Infant (13 months through 2 years)

  • Is not alert to environmental sounds

  • Does not respond to sound and locate where sound is coming from

  • Cannot imitate and use simple words for familiar people and things around the home

  • Is not showing consistent growth in the understanding and the use of words to communicate

  • Two-year-old cannot repeat words or phrases and does not use short phrases when talking

  • Child does uses gestures only to communicate

 Child (3 years and older)

  • Speech is not like other children of similar age

  • Does not listen to TV at a normal volume

  • Seems unable to understand verbal questions or instructions

Adults

  • Do you often need to ask people to repeat what they have said?

  • Do you typically have trouble understanding a conversation or mishear people in a group or in the presence of background noise?

  • Does it seem that people are regularly not speaking clearly or are ‘mumbling’?

  • When watching television do you need to set the volume higher than other people to hear comfortably?

  • Do you become frustrated or even totally avoid some social occasions because there is too much noise, or you cannot keep up with the conversation?

  • Can you become tired or stressed after you have been listening or in a conversation for an extended time period?

  • Do you find you need to be close to the speaker at meetings, seminars, restaurants or in religious services to understand?

  • Do you need to maintain eye contact or see people’s faces to understand what they are saying?

  • Do you find it difficult to localize where sounds are coming from?

  • Have your family or friends questioned whether you have a hearing problem?