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During your child's appointment

Typically, we like to do three things in most hearing assessment appointments:

  • Otoscopy (having a look in your child’s ears).
  • Tympanometry (a test that involves putting a soft rubber tip into your child’s ear to see how well their eardrum is moving).
  • Audiometry (a hearing test - this can be achieved in different ways).

There are a variety of different hearing testing options that are suitable for different children. Your clinician will decide which type of hearing test is most suitable for your child, based on their age and their engagement with the task. Sometimes, it may take a few appointments to build up a full picture of your child’s hearing.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.