Supporting Families Who's there to help?

 A range of professionals are involved to help families and children with a hearing loss diagnosis. Often, a child with a hearing loss has additional needs that will require ongoing support. Different professionals from the medical, healthcare, education and early intervention fields form a support team for the child and their family. Best results occur when professionals and families work together to give the child the best start.

Key professionals involved in assisting families and children with a hearing loss include:

  • General Practitioners
  • Ear Nose and Throat Specialists (ENT)
  • Paediatricians
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Audiologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Maternal and Child Health Nurses
  • Early Support Service workers – Newborn Hearing Screening
  • Teachers of the deaf
  • Early Childhood Teachers
  • Auditory-Verbal Therapists

See the Resources at the top of the screen for more on supporting families.