Pathway to Support

Your baby has had two newborn hearing screening tests that were performed in hospital or soon after birth. This test gave an indication of how your baby hears in each ear at the time of the screening. This screening test showed that your baby required further investigation by a Paediatric Audiologist. You have attended a Diagnostic appointment and your child’s diagnosis has now been confirmed. Refer to Our Services

Pathway to support

What happens now?

If the diagnosis has shown a hearing loss, the tests will also show whether it is likely to be temporary or permanent and your baby will now be referred for appropriate support. As a parent you may experience a range of emotions on being told this news and at the same time you may be very busy visiting different services and professionals.

Families or carers may contact the West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children (WAFDC) for independent information or support:
Telephone: (08) 9385 3557 or mobile/text 0423 646 741
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