Did you know that an ear infection can cause hearing loss, although usually temporary?
Even if the hearing screening has been passed by the child at birth, the presence of mild, permanent or temporary hearing loss is possible. Often undiagnosed, it can affect school learning and language development: it will give the impression that the child is inattentive or that the child's abilities are lesser than those of peers.
The audiological screening is not a complete hearing evaluation and as such does not replace one, which may have been requested by a health professional (doctor, speech therapist, etc.). However, this examination allows the audiologist to identify:
Screening actually helps determine if a full hearing assessment is needed.