Infant Hearing Program SW region

Infant Hearing services focus on identifying all infants with permanent hearing loss; giving parents and caregivers the information they need to make timely, informed decisions; and providing the services necessary to maximize family communication and language development.

Access to Services

Children from birth to 6 years of age in Southwestern Ontario including Elgin, London/Middlesex, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Grey, Bruce and Lambton counties.

What to Expect

Services include:

  • Universal newborn hearing screening – infants can be screened for hearing loss in the hospital pre-discharge or in the community. It may take over 4 weeks from date of birth for you to receive a call from a community screener to book an appointment. If you have not been contacted by that time, please call 1877.818.8255 or 519.663-0273.
  • Audiological assessment for infants identified with a “refer” result from the screening
  • Re-assessment of high-risk infants ("surveillance")
  • Amplification (i.e., hearing instrument) prescription and verification
  • Information and support for families (Social Worker / Family Support Worker) for those identified with permanent hearing loss
  • Service options to enhance language development

For More Information

TVCC is the lead agency and coordinator of the Infant Hearing
Program for the Southwest region.

Contact:  1-877-818-8255

Learn more about the Ministry’s Infant Hearing Program