Assess hearing levels for babies and infants
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At Chear we assess hearing levels for babies and infants by eliciting hearing responses using visual rewards (visual reinforcement audiometry or VRA). Listening-up is enhanced by their interest in the visual reward toy, so we have developed attractive visual rewards which can be positioned close to the child or changed to a more interesting toy.
Babies need to be comfortable and happy to maintain their listening attention, so our second tester, or engager, is skilled in developing a rapport with little ones. The number of accurate hearing responses that can be elicited in a single session is increased, while the baby and family feel that they’ve been to a play session.
We offer training days on VRA testing for hospital and NHS clinics if requested, including giving advice on appropriate VRA equipment and set up.