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Pre-school children with normal hearing

Your child has had a normal hearing test today, and it is not necessary at this time to arrange a further appointment.

Will my child’s hearing remain normal?

Although today’s test is normal, it is possible for a child of any age to develop hearing problems.

What should I look out for?

Signs to look out for include:

  • frequent ear infections
  • failure to develop clear speech
  • behaviour problems
  • problems with locating sounds

What should I do if I notice any of the above?

If you have concerns about any of these, or you have any other worries about hearing, you can discuss them with your health visitor or GP. Your child can be referred for another hearing test. You can also contact us on 0114 271 7450 and we would be happy to help you.

When will my child’s hearing be tested again?

The next routine hearing test for your child will be performed during the first year in school by a specially trained hearing screener.

What can I do to protect my child’s hearing?

Do not expose your child to cigarette smoke.

Avoid long periods of exposure to high levels of noise, such as those found at concerts, or in the use of personal stereos at high volume.

Who will get a copy of this test?

A letter summarising today’s test results will be sent to your family doctor, health visitor, and to any other health professional involved with your child. If you have not received a copy of the hearing test and would like one, please request one.

What should I do if I have any further questions?

If you have any questions about today’s test results or about this resource, please contact us and speak to an audiologist.

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If you have any concerns or questions, please ring 0114 271 7450

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: AUD2

Resource Type: Article

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