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Childhood hearing loss is a common problem within our schools.  Even a very mild or fluctuating loss can affect how a child learns.    A child’s ear is developing until the age of 9 and therefore is prone to ear infections. 

 It is important that until a child reaches this age they have regular hearing checks.  Once every 12 months is ideal, particularly if the child is experiencing speech and/or language delays.

 Free hearing screens* are available through Community Health Centres – appointments can be arranged by calling 5319 4824. 

 Alternatively, your GP can arrange a referral to an audiologist for a full hearing test (cost involved)


It is also important that you let the school know the results of the updated hearing screen so we are aware of past or present difficulties.

 If you have any further questions about Hearing Screens please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

 *Community Health centres will screen children who are over the age of four.  If your child is younger than this you should talk to your GP.