What is it?

The process of discovering what a child can hear involves various tests given by an audiologist. There are multiple ways to test depending on a child’s developmental age and ability.

Why is it important?

The diagnosis of hearing loss is crucial because it is the first step to determine if early intervention services are needed. It also is the first step in helping a family understand the strategies that will support on time language development. Without a hearing loss diagnosis, there is no way to access early intervention services.