Are you concerned about your child’s hearing?  Complete the following checklist to see if your child needs a referral for a hearing test.

Does your child:

  • Listen to speech?
  • Startle or cry at noise?
  • Awaken to loud sounds?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.

Does your child:

  • Smile when spoken to?
  • Seem to recognize your voice and quiet down if crying?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.

Does your child:

  • Respond to changes in your tone of voice?
  • Look around for new sounds, e.g. the doorbell?
  • Notice toys that make sounds?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.

Does your child:

  • Recognize words for common items?
  • Respond to requests (“Come here”)?
  • Turn or look up when you call their name?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.

Does your child:

  • Point to pictures in a book when they are named?
  • Follow commands and understand simple questions?
  • Listen to simple stories, songs and rhymes?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.

Does your child:

  • Understand differences in meaning (“go-stop”)?
  • Continue to notice sounds (telephone ringing)?
  • Follow 2 step directions (get the ball and put it on the table)?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.

Does your child:

  • Respond to you when you call from another room?
  • Hear the TV at the same volume as others?
  • Answer simple who, what, where, why questions?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.

Does your child:

  • Understand most of what is said at home/school?
  • Attend to a story and answer questions about it?
  • Do others think your child hears well (teacher, babysitter, grandparent)?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, speak to your doctor about a referral to have your child’s hearing tested by an audiologist.