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Hearing Screening Testing


Trained technicians provide free screening testing at;
  • Birth* 
  • 4 years, 
  • 5 years ( if missed at 4)
  • year 9 in Decile 1-3 schools


*Click here for more information on Newborn Hearing Screening.


Preschool Screening

  • B4School Check 
In preparation for starting school, all eligible 4 year olds have a hearing screening test as a component of their B4SC.

This screening test is carried out in community clinics alongside Well child / Tamariki ora nurses, or at Early Childhood Centers, or home visits.

For more information on: Ministry of Health B4SC programme  

Or contact the Northland B4SC coordinator to arrange an appointment 


School Based Hearing screening Tests

  • New Entrant Hearing Screening Test
A hearing screening test is provided for all eligible new entrant children who missed having a B4School Check.
  • Year 9 Hearing Screening Test
A hearing screening test is provided for all eligible Year 9 students in Decile 1, 2 and 3 schools as part of the Year 9 HEEADSSS Assessment



Need more information? Contact us:
  • Far North - 09 408 9181 extn 7865
  • Mid North - 09 404 2858 extn 7865
  • Whangarei/Kaipara  - 09 430 4101 extn 7865


Or email geraldine.philpott@northlanddhb.org.nz


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