Hearing Clinic – Public Health

/Hearing Clinic – Public Health
Hearing Clinic – Public Health2017-02-24T11:08:05+00:00

Program Description

The Hearing Clinic focuses on prevention and early identification of hearing problems. We provide services for people aged birth to 19 years old, residing within the Interior Health area.

Who can use this program?

Hearing testing is available for FREE for all children in BC under the age of 19 years of age.

How do I use this program? Do I need a referral?

If you have concerns about your child’s hearing, you can call directly to book an appointment, no referral is needed.

What services are offered?

A hearing test can take from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the child.  Hearing instruments are placed in the child’s ear but it is not painful.

Some signs of hearing problems

Does your child have:

  • speech or language difficulties?
  • trouble locating sounds? trouble understanding speech?
  • trouble understanding directions?
  • better understanding when he/she can see your face?

Good reasons for testing

Does your child have:

  • a history of serious illness?
  • a history of frequent ear infections?
  • frequent allergies? learning difficulties?
  • a close relative with a permanent hearing loss?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, your child should have a hearing test.

If a child is found to have a permanent hearing loss, the audiologist will determine the need for and may make recommendations for hearing aids as required, along with intervention and communication support services. The program is available for children from birth to the age of 19.

Get in Touch

Please contact the Hearing Clinic at 250-302-5030

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Where it Happens

Address

Interior Health – Hearing Clinic
540 Borland Street, 2nd Floor
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1R8