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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.