When Are Vision & Hearing Tests for Children Necessary?
By Southwest Children's Clinic
December 07, 2022
Category: Children's Health
Tags: Vision   Vision Test   Hearing   Hearing Test  

How vision and hearing testing from your pediatrician in West Jordan, UT, can help your child

Your child’s vision and hearing are precious, and you want to protect them. Vision and hearing testing from your pediatrician can help determine whether your child is experiencing vision issues or hearing loss. The pediatricians at Southwest Children’s Clinic in West Jordan, UT, provide a wide range of medical services for children, including vision and hearing testing.

Vision and hearing testing are often performed during your child’s routine wellness visits, along with a complete physical examination, recording of height, weight, and other milestones, and other medical history. These wellness visits should occur at least once each year.

School and sports physicals are also excellent opportunities for a vision and hearing test. The vision and hearing test are performed along with a complete physical examination and medical history. These physicals are required for your child to attend daycare, school, or to play a sport.

In addition to routine physicals, there are other factors which may indicate your child needs a vision test. You should bring your child for a vision test if your child:

  • Has a short attention span
  • Loses their place when reading
  • Avoids reading, drawing, or playing games
  • Turns their head to the side to see better

There are additional instances where your child might need a hearing test. You should bring your child for a hearing test if your child:

  • Has issues with understanding what others are saying
  • Speaks differently than other children
  • Doesn’t answer when their name is called
  • Misunderstands questions
  • Turns up the volume on the television or sits very close to it
  • Has delayed speech or difficulty with speech

To learn more about when your child should have vision and hearing testing, call the pediatricians at Southwest Children’s Clinic in West Jordan, UT. You can reach them in the office by calling (801) 563-1975, so call now.

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