The checklist below gives you a guide to assess your child′s hearing ability.
Parents are likely to be the first to notice if their child has hearing problems. The sooner this is discovered, the sooner something can be done to help.
If you answer ′no′ to more than one or two of the questions below - or if you are worried about your baby’s hearing ability - you should talk to your doctor about having your baby’s hearing tested by an audiologist.
Remember this check-list is for guidance only, and is not intended to replace advice given by a doctor or a medical professional.
Print out this checklist and take it with you to the nurse or doctor.
Six weeks: When there is a sudden loud noise, does your baby ... ?
Three Months: Does your baby ... ?
Six Months: Does your baby ... ?
Nine Months: Does your baby ... ?
Twelve Months: Does your child ... ?