Usually the state MHMR department will handle this funding - also schools must have access to an educational audiologist and if you send a formal, written request to the school for in depth audiometric evaluation you should be able to get testing done eventually.
You can get definite, reliable results on babies these days so there is no excuse for an audiologist to NOT get reliable measures sometimes they may have to work with the child and have a few repeated visits and maybe a sedated ABR study - but this should take weeks, not months.
I see, on average, about children each year who have permanent, sensorineural hearing losses and need hearing aids, AND who are usually about 4 years old and have NEVER been tested before! Here are some hints: It is reprinted by permission of the author, Megan Guenther.
If your child has not had formal screenings or if the measurements were shaky or inconsistent, get formal testing as soon as possible. Please address any questions to Deb This article stresses the importance of hearing testing for all children with speech delays and disorders.
If listening is inconsistent and speech is poor, a formal audiometric evaluation is needed to rule out hearing loss as a factor and you can not do this at home, in therapy or at school - it needs to be measured by a specialist in a sound booth.
His family history alone suggests that every child born into the family needs to be tested and is at risk for being born with hearing loss but this has not happened and this situation is not in the least unusual.
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