NEW WAVE

Hearing test for infants and children

NEW WAVE is a well known and highly respected hearing care centre with over 5 years of experience and professional expertise in hearing testing, hearing assessments and hearing evaluation for all ages.

Hearing Tests for Infants 

Our audiologists test infants using a technique called Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE). Don’t be put off by the hi-tech sounding name - OAEs are a quick and painless test of the inner ear’s response to sound. The test gives a reliable indication if there is sufficient hearing for normal speech and language development.

Hearing Tests for Toddlers

For toddlers and children, we make the testing process a fun-filled experience for every child. Babies who can sit upright and toddlers are tested using a puppet show to train a response to sound that comes from a speaker(VRA-test). This test provides more information than the OAE test, in that it tests the child’s response and not just the response of the ear to sound. The overall hearing of both ears is assessed using this test. The test is painless, fun for the child and usually requires 30 minutes to complete.

Hearing Tests for Children

For children aged 3-6 years, the hearing for each individual ear is assessed by asking the child to respond to sounds in the form of a series of fun and enjoyable puzzles and games using headphones. The test is painless, fun for the child and usually requires 30 minutes to complete.