Hearing Health
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​It is never too early to have your child's hearing tested

Early detection of hearing loss, followed by early and comprehensive intervention, makes a significant difference to the quality of life for the individual, their family and the community.

IH Audiology 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.

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. To have your child's hearing tested, download the Request for Audiology Services form and mail to your local health centre or contact your local health center audiology clinic directly.

We welcome referrals from health care professionals, parents/caregivers, schools, and other interested professionals.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 10 Canadians has a speech, language, or hearing disorder which hinders their ability to communicate.
  • Early detection and rehabilitation of hearing disorders can often prevent communication difficulties in school, on the job, and in social situations.
  • Audiologists are essential members of the health care team who are trained to evaluate a full range of hearing disorders

What services are available?

Find hearing services available near you.

Other resources
MoH     PCQO