Audiometry is not needed where there is reported hearing loss.
Child is <3 years old. Refer to Audiology (Whakatane or Tauranga Hospital)
Child is >3 years old. Refer to VHT
Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) define hearing loss and expected auditory behaviours in children with otitis media with effusion (OME) within the following thresholds of hearing levels (decibels [dB]) :
 Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS). Otitis media with effusion. Version 1.0. Newcastle upon Tyne: CKS; 2007.
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