What happens if a hearing loss is identified?

Following the hearing assessment, the results will be fully discussed with you and the audiologist will answer any questions you may have. There are many reasons why a child’s hearing is impaired. In children, this is often due to middle ear problems, such a glue ear which is usually temporary or due to a wax blockage which can be cleared with olive oil or sodium bicarbonate drops from your pharmacy. The assessments performed will help us to diagnose what is causing the problem and we will discuss the possible management options. This may include a referral to our colleagues in the ENT department to discuss any medical or surgical options or having hearing aids fitted.