Free Hearing Screening

Being able to hear properly is important for children to be able to properly develop speech and language skills. Before, hearing loss in children were not detected and were left untreated. Today, in most hospitals in most countries, newborn hearing screening is automatic. Has your child had hearing screening? Find out how to get one for FREE in Chicago.

There are a lot of ways to determine if your child has hearing loss. The following are from “Healthy Hearing:”

  1. From birth to four months, your infant should:
    • startle at loud sounds
    • wake up or stir at loud noises
    • respond to your voice by smiling or cooing
    • calm down at a familiar voice
  2. From four months to nine months, your infant should:
    • smile when spoken to
    • notice toys that make sounds
    • turn its head toward familiar sounds
    • make babbling noises
    • understand hand motions like the bye-bye wave
  3. From nine to 15 months, your infant should:
    • make various babbling sounds
    • repeat some simple sounds
    • understand basic requests
    • use its voice to get your attention
    • respond to name
  4. From 15 to 24 months, your infant should:
    • use many simple words
    • point to body parts when you ask
    • name common objects
    • listen with interests to songs, rhymes and stories
    • point to familiar objects you name
    • follow basic commands

source: http://www.medicaldaily.com

Other than these, Chicago Housewifey has come across an announcement for a FREE hearing screening at the Community First Professional Building on 5645 W Addison Street Chicago, IL 60634, Suite 502. Registration is required by calling 844-236-2362 to schedule a FREE hearing screening with audiologist Marie Vetter, Au.D. Save the date! This FREE hearing screening will be on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Studies revealed that detection and intervention for hearing loss before six months has a higher success rate than after. So, make the most out of what are for FREE in Chicago and have your child screened for hearing loss!

 

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