What does a Hearing Screening entail?

The following test will be done

  • Otoscopic Examination – Examination of the eardrum and ear canal.
  • Tympanometry – Middle ear test.
  • Pure Tone Audiometry – Tests hearing with the use of beep-sounds at different pitches.
  • Oto Acoustic Emissions – The testing of the hearing organ without being reliant on the child’s response to sound.

And then...?

A summarised report with explanation of results will be sent home with your child within 1 week from the day of testing at the school. In the case that we do recommend further testing – we will refer you to an audiologist of your choice – or should you make use of Yolande van der Westhuizen Audiologists services (associated with Captain Hear’O) you will receive the screening fee as a discount on the fee charged at our practice. Because we really care about our children, our offering to the school is that for every 20 children anticipating in the screening, we will screen one child free of charge. Ideally for those children who’s parents cannot afford the screening and whom the school feels might benefit from the screening.