Preschoolers entering the mobile testing van
Mel Russell, one of the coordinators of the program says “It is my believe that the earlier a child’s hearing loss is detected allowing for support to be provided; be it hearing aids, speech therapy, social or emotional guidance, the more chance that child has to lead a successful, well rounded life. If we identify even one preschool aged child that needs help with their hearing hopefully we have helped ensure that child a brighter future.”
NEW THIS YEAR: This year, thanks to the staff at Sutter Medical Foundation, ENT department and audiologist, Sue Holdell, Hear! Here! is also offering a full audiology examination to the children that fail the basic screening test. We are excited to be able to ensure that families will be able to follow up the screening with a full diagnostic test. Not all children who fail the screenings have a permanent hearing loss; it is so important to identify those that do so they can get the help they need.