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    Should i test my newborn for deafness?

    I have a 6 week old son and am worried he is not responding to sounds, is there a way i can test to detect if there is a hearing issue or deafness.
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  • Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc is a not-for-profit charity providing independent, professional information, advice and services on all aspects of hearing loss management to the … View Profile

    Most newborns are tested routinely in Australia.  However if your child was born where this service was not available, you can discuss this with your Maternal Health Nurse / Maternal Health Centre (or via equivalent services through your local council). 

  • Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to … View Profile

    You should definitely follow through with hearing assessment, especially if screening was not done at birth. 

  • Melissa is an Endorsed Eligible Midwife in private practice in Sydney.  She provides pregnancy, birth and postnatal care for women across Sydney.  Melissa has practised … View Profile

    Most babies are tested for hearing at birth.  If you remain concerned about your baby's hearing, your midwife or GP can refer you to a paediatrician.

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