By 6 months of age, babies turn their heads to follow an interesting noise. From this age, their responses to sounds become more consistent and resemble those of older children.

In this age group, children are at highest risk of ear and hearing problems through middle ear disease (otitis media).   Frequent infections or prolonged periods of middle ear congestion (glue ear) can result in hearing loss as well as speech and language delays.   If you suspect that your child has ear or hearing issues, please contact us for an assessment or further information.

Common audiological tests in this age group are:

After careful testing and collecting relevant health and development information, our Audiologists will advise you on best management and make referrals to medical professionals, Speech Pathologists, Child Development Services and other Audiology services as required.

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