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 – 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.

Contact:  1-877-818-8255

Learn more about the Ministry’s Infant Hearing Program