Children’s Centre Thunder Bay is the lead agency and coordinator of the Infant Hearing Program in the Thunder Bay region. The Infant Hearing Program provides hearing screening and high-risk monitoring to identify infants and children in early childhood with permanent hearing loss, and support them to develop language to the best of their ability by the time they enter school. All services are provided with funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
All newborn babies born in the District of Thunder Bay are eligible to receive:
Additional services include:
For more information, or to make a referral for services, please call the Access Network at 1-855-486-5037, or Children's Centre Thunder Bay at 807-343-5000.
To learn more about the Infant Hearing Program, please visit the website for the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
To learn more about the risk factor blood spot screen, please visit the website for Newborn Screening Ontario.
Infant Hearing Program Fact Sheets