Pediatric Hearing And Vision Tests
Dr. Milan R. Kapadia of Quakerbridge Pediatrics strongly recommends having your newborn baby and younger children routinely tested for issues with their hearing and vision. While serious hearing and vision problems are rare, early childhood testing can ensure that any problems are identified and properly managed during the early stages of development. Timely diagnosis is important because problems can affect speech and language development, social skills, and even lead to educational issues.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends having your child’s hearing and vision checked at least once per calendar year beginning with children 3 years old. Quakerbridge Pediatrics offers both hearing and vision screenings during annual well-visits or on an as-needed basis.
It is important for parents of children of all ages to look out for the following common signs of potential hearing or vision problems:
Common Signs Of Hearing Problems
- Child may speak loudly or listen to the television at a high volume
- Child may mispronounce words incorrectly on a regular basis
- Child may exhibit signs of inattentiveness
- Teachers may report the child to exhibit unsettlement at school
Common Signs Of Vision Problems
- Erratic eye movements
- Squinting or misalignment of the eyes
- Child may avoid making eye contact
- Poor attention at school
- Difficulty with reading development
- Rubbing or poking eyes
- Inability to recognize familiar faces
Schedule A Hearing Or Vision Test
If you believe your child is experiencing any symptoms related to hearing or vision problems, contact Quakerbridge Pediatrics of Hamilton, New Jersey to schedule an appointment to carry out the necessary screenings. If any issues are detected during your office visit, Dr. Milan R. Kapadia will address your concerns and provide guidance and his recommendations on the next steps you should take. To schedule your appointment please call our office at (609) 631-9006.