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Preparing for Your Child’s Hearing Test (7 months - 4 years)

Imagine you are 3 years old and your mom or dad takes you to the doctor to get your hearing tested. When you walk in, a stranger tells you to go into a small room. They start sticking stuff in your ears and telling you to listen to all the sounds.

You don’t like things in your ears because your ears have been hurting. You start to cry. Your mom or dad gets frustrated because you have to be quiet for the hearing test.

Children don't know what to expect at a hearing test and it can be scary.

Preparing your child for what to expect can help to make the experience more pleasant for everyone. If the child is prepared, the examiner will likely be able to get more reliable results in a shorter time and avoid having to bring your child back for repeat testing.

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There are several things that parents can do to prepare their child for a successful hearing test:

You will be surprised how much of a difference these small things will make for your child when they have a hearing test.

Preparing in some of these ways will help the child feel more comfortable during the testing, cooperation will be improved, and the examiner will be able to get more reliable results from the child in order to properly assess their hearing.

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