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Free hearing checks

The Ministry of Health funds free hearing checks for children. If your child has a hearing loss, finding it early is good for their language, learning and social development.

Newborn hearing screening usually happens before you and your baby go home from hospital. It detects moderate and severe hearing loss.

If your baby has hearing loss, the audiologist will talk to you about ways to help your baby and whānau manage it.

Hearing is also screened in Well Child Tamariki Ora checks.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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