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Children Hearing Test

Paediatrics

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)

Purpose: To assess hearing levels, or minimum response levels, of children with a developmental age of 6 months to 2 years old.

Procedure: Sounds of different frequencies are presented either via headphone or sound field speakers to the child inside the sound booth. The child is conditioned to make a head turn towards the direction of sound stimuli. Every time when the child makes a correct head turn response, an animated lighted toy will be presented as a visual “reward” to reinforce the child’s responses to sound stimuli.

Benefits: Obtaining ear- and frequency-specific information. Provides positive reinforcement to children throughout this interesting and motivating testing. Response mode is age-appropriate for children in this age group.

Conditioned Play Audiometry (CPA)

Purpose: To assess hearing levels of children with a developmental age of 3 to 5 years old.

Procedure: Sounds of different frequencies are presented via headphone to the children inside the sound booth. The child is conditioned to perform a task with toys whenever a sound is heard; for instance putting a block in a box, or placing pegs in a hole, to indicate a response towards the sound heard.

Benefits: Obtaining ear- and frequency-specific information. Provides positive reinforcement to children throughout this interesting and motivating testing. Response mode is age-appropriate for children in this age group.

List of Paediatrics Audiological Test

Paediatric specialists, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialists and/or Clinical Audiologists would help you to select the most appropriate test battery for your child.

Age ABR OAE IA VRA CPA PTA
Newborn to 6 months X X X
6 months to 2 years X X X X
2 – 3 years X X X X
3 – 5 years X X X X
5 – 18 years X X