Checking your child’s hearing

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 8 November 2016

11 mins

Most babies have their hearing checked while still a newborn in hospital. But did you know that between birth and school age children’s hearing could deteriorate? Jessica Balfour-Ogilvy is the Clinical Manager of the Listening and Spoken Language Program at Hear and Say in Queensland.  She outlines what to look out for and what to do about mild hearing loss.

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