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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