Ann Kelly Hearing
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85 Upper Leeson St, Dublin 4, D04 W5K8

Children

We offering assessment for children from 6 months of age. The aim of testing younger children is to obtain accurate information in a fun & relaxed atmosphere. Similar to adults, we assess your child’s hearing sensitivity across a range of frequencies (pitches) prioritising those used in speech.

All children will have tympanometry and Otoacoustic Emissions were indicated.

Tympanometry:
This test will assess how sound travels through your ear. A soft probe is comfortable placed at the entrance to the ear canal. It tells us if there is any fluid or congestion behind the eardrums. Presence of fluid behind the eardrum is called “glue ear”.

Otoacoustic Emissions:
Assesses the outer hair cell function of the cochlea (part of the inner ear). A probe/ plug is placed at the entrance to the ear canal and a combination of clicking tones are presented, the results are recorded by a computer.

Hearing Test: 6 months- 2 ½ years

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA):
The child can sit on the parent’s lap or in their own chair, specially placed speakers present a sound and pictures reward the child for a positive response.

2 ½ years- 5 years: Play Audiometry
The child is conditioned in a fun game to “put the man in the boat” or “put hoop on the sick” in response to hearing the stimulus. This is a fun way to accurately test the hearing in each ear.

Over 5 years:
A more in-depth audiogram can be performed, the test can be modified according to the child’s age.

Assessment

Adults

Adults

Our hearing assessment gives details on how each part of the hearing mechanism if functioning

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Children

Children

We offering assessment for children from 6 months of age

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APD

APD

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a difficulty in processing what you hear, and it can be detected / diagnosed in adults and children older than 8.

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First Consultant Approved Service in Ireland

Higher standards of audiological and customer care are assured in a Consultant Approved Service. We were delighted to be accredited as the first Consultant Approved Service in Ireland, external international assessors audited all aspects of our service which gives you the reassurance that we always follow best international practice.