What to expect from your child's hearing assessment (6+ months)
The Audiologist will introduce themselves and explain the outline of the appointment, which normally lasts between 30-45 minutes.
Initially you will have a conversation with your Audiologist focusing on hearing, understanding and speech development. As a parent, it would be useful to observe how your child responds to sound and report this during the appointment.
The Audiologist will then complete a hearing assessment with your child to gain an understanding of their hearing levels. There are varying methods in which this can be conducted and hearing assessments are often linked to the developmental age of the child.
After the Test
- The Audiologist will explain any results they have collected and discuss whether any further appointments are required.
- They will develop an individual management plan for your child and then answer any questions you may have.
- The management plan may include a referral to different specialities in the Trust, such as ENT.
- They may suggest that your child attends a Speech and Language Therapy drop in session. These sessions are conducted throughout Berkshire and further information can be found on the CYPIT website (http://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ServiceCatInfo.asp?id=128)