The Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Our goal is to identify permanent hearing loss in infants prior to 3 months of age and provide communication programming by 9 months of age. Early detection and intervention is critical to future language development.
The program provides:
- Hearing screening to all infants in hospital and/or a community setting
- Audiology assessment of infants who receive a refer result from the hearing screen to rule out or identify a hearing loss
- Identification and monitoring of infants who are specifically at risk for hearing loss
- Communication programming for infants and toddlers who have permanent hearing loss using listening and spoken language or access to instruction in American Sign Language