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
- Universal newborn hearing screening – most infants are screened for hearing loss while in the hospital
- Re-screening of high-risk infants (“surveillance”)
- Audiological assessment for infants identified with a “refer” result from the screening
- Referral for medical assessment for those identified with a permanent hearing impairment
- Information and support for families (Social Worker / Family Support Worker) for those identified with permanent hearing loss
- Amplification (i.e., hearing instrument) prescription and verification
- 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.
Learn more about the Ministry’s Infant Hearing Program