Kids with vision or hearing problems often struggle at school and to complete simple everyday tasks. Skilled pediatrician Samuel Addo, MD, PhD, in Hamilton, New Jersey, offers comprehensive vision and hearing screenings. These screenings are available for babies, kids, and teenagers to detect problems and treat them before complications arise. Call the practice, Samuel Boi Addo MD PC, today to schedule an appointment or book one online.

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Vision and hearing screenings with Dr. Addo are tests that can detect vision and hearing problems in babies, kids, and teenagers. Early detection and treatment can help your child thrive at school and in everyday situations.

Is a vision and hearing screening right for my child?

Dr. Addo recommends vision and hearing screenings based on your child’s age, symptoms, and risk factors for vision or hearing loss. He might also recommend vision and hearing screening if your child suffers frequent headaches, has trouble at school, often can’t hear what you’re saying, or has difficulty speaking clearly.

Dr. Addo offers vision and hearing screenings as part of routine children’s wellness checkups.

What happens during vision and hearing screenings?

During vision and hearing screenings at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC, Dr. Addo uses several methods to assess your child’s ability to see and hear clearly.

Vision screening

Dr. Addo uses an eye chart to evaluate how well your child can see letters and numbers from a distance. Your child covers one eye and reads characters on the eye chart and then covers the other eye and does the same thing.

Hearing screening

Several hearing screenings are available at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC for babies, children, and teens. During a newborn hearing screening, your baby wears earphones or tiny probes that measure the way their brian, hearing nerves, and ears respond to sound. The earphones play tones or clicking sounds during the hearing test.

During hearing screening for children and teenagers, patients wear earphones and raise their hands when they hear different tones.

What happens if my child has a vision or hearing problem?

If your child has symptoms of vision or hearing problems, Dr. Addo refers them to the most appropriate specialist for treatment. He might refer them to an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam and to get glasses or contact lenses.

An audiologist can determine if your child needs a hearing aid or other treatments to help them hear more clearly.

Call the Samuel Boi Addo MD PC office today or go online to schedule vision and hearing screenings for your child.