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School entry hearing screening test

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janinlondon Thu 16-Jun-05 14:58:15

This is kind of a work related question, but also for my own interest. This hearing test is supposedly conducted on all 4-5 year olds in the UK at around the time of school entry. Have any of your children actually had it? I know my 5yo dd has certainly NOT had it or indeed been offered it.

SoupDragon Thu 16-Jun-05 17:58:29

DS1 had it in Y1 recently.

singersgirl Thu 16-Jun-05 23:12:56

DS1 (nearly 7 in Y2) definitely didn't have it. DS2, who will start school in September, failed his 8 month distraction hearing test twice and was referred; he passed the tympanogram, though one eardrum was a bit flat, and they told me to arrange a hearing test before he started school 'just in case'. They certainly don't seem to do it routinely before school.

serenity Fri 17-Jun-05 00:28:32

I think DS1 had his when he was in Yr1 - he definitely had one, and DS2 who is currently in reception hasn't had one through the school yet.

janinlondon Fri 17-Jun-05 11:30:35

Thanks for the replies. Anyone else with experience?

charliecat Fri 17-Jun-05 11:37:40

my dd had it in reception, my dd due to start reception has not

flatmouse Fri 17-Jun-05 11:42:35

DS had it in reception - it's nothing much tho - just listening to sounds of different frequency - we had no feedback whatsoever even tho i had mentioned i was concerned. Presumably "no news is good news" on that front. However based on my concerns we had a separate referral test (which we waited 8 months for) - and bizarrely the appointment was for the week of his school hearing test!

GeorgeDubyah1 Fri 17-Jun-05 12:28:10

another no here janinlondon, unless it happened in school and noone told me.

GeorgeDubyah1 Fri 17-Jun-05 12:28:26

oh bums. It's me, batters.

janinlondon Fri 17-Jun-05 13:42:09

Incognito again eh?

Marina Fri 17-Jun-05 13:43:25

ds had it promptly in Reception (<whispers> private sector...)

Marina Fri 17-Jun-05 13:43:44

Batters, norty girl, been shape-shifting again eh?

batters Fri 17-Jun-05 13:50:35

And I never change my mumsnet nickname

And the only time (nearly) that I do I cock it up!

macwoozy Fri 17-Jun-05 13:53:01

My ds had one last week, and he's in reception.

dinosaur Fri 17-Jun-05 14:11:51

Not that I know of, but DS1 is notoriously bad at telling me what happens at school.

serenity Fri 17-Jun-05 14:56:19

We had to sign a permission slip, so I can't imagine that anyones DS/DDs would have had it without them knowing tbh.

zebraZ Fri 17-Jun-05 19:10:04

My DS is in reception, I'm not aware of him having his hearing tested, either. Am in Norfolk.

titchy Fri 17-Jun-05 20:40:49

dd had hers done in rreception, along with eye tes and height/weight measured. We had to sign a form giving permission and were recently told by the school nurser that ds, about to enter reception, would, along with all the other reception children, also get the same treatment. We're in Surrey btw.

coppertop Sun 19-Jun-05 11:59:40

Yes. Ds1 had his hearing tested a few months after starting in Reception. It was part of a general check-up including having eyesight tested and height/weight checked. We were told in advance and signed a permission slip. When the check-up was finished we were given a letter stating whether or not there were problems and what (if anything) needed to be done next.

chatee Sun 19-Jun-05 12:12:36

same as coppertop

nutcracker Sun 19-Jun-05 13:02:27

Dd2 (age 5) had hers about 2 mths ago and then had it repeated about a month later (she failed first one).

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