>> HAVE YOU HEARD? BACK TO SCHOOL WITH MACKAY HEARING
Courtesy of Pakmag
Good hearing is an essential element in your child’s learning and development.
Along with new lunchboxes, covering exercise books and sorting school uniforms – another back to school essential is a hearing check. Kids who have problems with their hearing, such as hearing loss or ear infections, can have trouble with developing language and learning skills. Being aware of any issues before sending them into the classroom means you can put in place support measures with both your child’s teacher, and other professionals as needed.
Keep an eye out
Signs of hearing loss in children may include but are not limited to:
- speech not developing as expected
- multiple ear infections
- pulling at their ears and complaining that they’re sore
- wanting the TV turned up constantly
- unusually loud or soft talking
- misunderstanding what others are saying
- needing instructions to be repeated often
If you are concerned that your child has a hearing issue, a hearing assessment is a non-invasive and pain free check that takes no longer than 30 minutes. To book a hearing check, or for more information on hearing, speech and language, contact Jodie Miles at Mackay Hearing on 07 4952 4649.
Article appeared in Pakmag, Issue 51 in January 2017.
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Find out more about Mackay Hearing at mackayhearing.com.au or call 4952 4649.