Child deafness screening

Rastreio de surdez infantil

In December, the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at the Hospital de Santiago will be carrying out free child deafness screening for children between 4 and 15 years old. 

Appointments must be booked by contacting at any of the hospital's reception desks or by calling 265509200/1.

Dates and times:

  • 18, 19, 22, 23, 29 and 30 December
  • Mornings, between 09.00 and 10.00
  • Afternoons, between 17.00 and 18.00

Possible warning signs of child deafness include:

  • Lack of reaction to sounds
  • Isolation, difficulties in playing with other children
  • Distraction
  • Lateness speaking, difficulty in language acquisition
  • Late development
  • Poor school work and learning difficulties
  • Ear infections and frequent colds
  • Complications during pregnancy or delivery
  • Family history of deafness