Audico - Complete Hearing Solution

Newborn Hearing Screening

Identifying the presence of a hearing loss as early as possible is important for the general development of your child as even a mild impairment can have an effect on how your child develops speech and language.

Because there are no visual indicators, most hearing-impaired children who are not screened at birth are not identified until between 1½ and 3 years of age - well beyond the critical period for healthy speech and language development. 

It is now possible to assess your child’s hearing within the first few days of life.

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)
This test can detect hearing loss without the active participation of your child. It measures activity generated by the small hair cells within the inner ear following stimulation by sound. The test is carried out on a calm or sleeping child. This is a quick procedure, lasting approximately 20-30 seconds, and does not create any discomfort. This is the test used in newborn hearing screening.

Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry

This test can evaluate your baby’s entire hearing system.  It measures activity in the auditory nerve and brainstem following stimulation by different volume clicks.  With this test an accurate evaluation of your baby’s hearing can be obtained while he/she sleeps.  The test is non-invasive and a full evaluation of your baby’s hearing status can be obtained within an hour.  It is the gold standard test for objective measurement of hearing levels.

For peace of mind, arrange an appointment to have your child’s hearing assessed by one of our Audiologists.

We specialise in:

Ear Examination and Investigation

Adult and Children Hearing Assessments

Tinnitus Assessment and Therapy

Newborn Hearing Screening

State of the Art Digital Hearing Aids