Developmental Services - Case Management Manual

Audiology

An audiologist can identify hearing problems and helps in remedying these problems. A baseline hearing exam should be performed for individuals upon turning 55 years old and every 5 years thereafter, unless the audiologist has a specific reason to recommend a more frequent examination. Case managers should consider a referral if any of the following is present:

  • frequent ear infections or upper respiratory disease,
  • significant delay in speech and language,
  • history indicating risk for hearing impairment.