Usually children are screened for hearing problems as newborns. But if you think your child doesn’t hear well, you can ask your child’s doctor or talk to the school nurse. A doctor or nurse can test your child’s hearing and help you if problems are found.
In some cases, this might require a visit to a hearing specialist. The tests don’t hurt at all. If your child has a hearing problem, it will be important to make sure they get the right treatment. It will also be important to talk to your child’s teacher, so they can help while your child is at school. Explore our materials on how to spot hearing problems and what you can do to help your child to be healthy and ready to learn below.