Ask an Audiologist – Speech Pathologist Recommends Hearing Test

August 20th, 2015 | by Tracy Saunders | Audiologist
Ask an Audiologist – Speech Pathologist Recommends Hearing Test

When is it necessary to get a hearing test. After a visit with a speech pathologist, one parent asks our CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists) registered Audiology Manager, Tracy Saunders, for a second opinion.

Ask an Audiologist…

This test was conducted on my seven year-old son, who saw a speech pathologist at school. The board recommended a hearing test. He only has difficulty with saying the ‘k’ sound. Is a hearing test necessary?

Thank you!

Audiologist Response…

Hi,

Thanks for submitting your question via the Hearing Solutions website.

While there is a good chance that your son’s hearing is normal, I would agree with the recommendation to have a hearing test.

A hearing test is often the first step in treating any speech related issue.

I hope you find this information useful.

Best regards,

Tracy Saunders, M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Tracy Saunders is a registered Audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario. She holds a Master’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. Tracy is currently working as Audiology Manager at Hearing Solutions.

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