Markham Stoufville Hospital Child Development Programs

Eligibility Criteria & Referrals

Eligibility Criteria & Referrals – Child Development Programs

Babies up to three months of age (corrected) are eligible to receive a hearing screening at one of our community clinics if they did not receive a screening at birth in the hospital.

Babies over three months but under two years of age can be referred to one of our audiologists for an assessment if a risk factor for hearing loss is identified. A history of ear infections or a speech and language delay, on their own, are not sufficient for a referral into the program.

Children over two years of age must be identified with a permanent hearing loss to be referred into the program.

The Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program serves York and Durham Regions, Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton Counties and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

To make a referral, you may download a form here. If you have further questions about the program or eligibility, please call us at 1-888-703-5437 (select option 4, for the Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program).