Vision and hearing

A newborn child should receive vision and hearing tests before leaving the hospital. Your health visitor will do an eye check observation at 6 to 8 weeks. When your child starts school they will have hearing and eye tests.

If at any point you think there is a vision or hearing issue that has not been picked up, you can speak to a school nurse or your GP. 

There are a range of NHS, private services and charities that can help. Some people may benefit from specialist equipment.

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