Functional Listening Index – Paediatric

Functional Listening Index Pediatric is a collaboration between Cochlear Ltd, Hearing CRC and The Shepherd Centre

Track the developing listening skills of babies and children

The Functional Listening Index – Paediatric or FLI™-P has been developed in a partnership between The Shepherd Centre, The HEARing CRC and Cochlear and is designed to assist the tracking and monitoring of a child’s listening skills in everyday situations.

The tool can be used for any child from birth to six years of age, with any degree, type or level of hearing.

The tool is designed for parents, care givers, teachers or health professionals, with thorough instructions on how to administer the test and review the results.

The FLI™-P is based on clinical research conducted by the HEARing CRC and The Shepherd Centre since 2013.

34th World Congress 2018 Award WinnerIn 2018 developers of the FLI™-P won Best Oral Presentation Winner – Audiology Programme at the 34th World Congress of Audiology in Cape Town
The following presentations and posters help to understand what the Functional Listening Index Paediatric is and the research that has aided in its development.

FLI™-P Educational Resources

Download “Presentation: Shifting Focus: Using Functional Listening Skills to Guide Paediatric Cochlear Implant Evaluation” FLI-P-2.0-ACI2018-FINALv2.pdf – Downloaded 145 times – 3 MB

Download “Poster: FLI-P™ as a guide to Paediatric Rehabilitation” TSC_BabylabFLI_594x841_FINAL.pdf – Downloaded 131 times – 2 MB

Download “Poster: Language is caught not taught” TSC_CI2018_LanguageCaught_FINAL.pdf – Downloaded 92 times – 1 MB

Download the FLI™-P Here

What is Functional Listening and why is it important to track?

Functional listening describes how an individual listens in natural environments and settings, therefore the FLI-P uses everyday scenarios and simple language.

As listening is the foundation of spoken language and communication skills, tracking a child’s early functional skill development can help to indicate whether intervention or support may be required.

Who is currently using the FLI™-P?

The Functional Listening Index – Paediatric is currently being used globally in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, North and South America and through Asia.

Teachers: Accredited one day workshops are available, for more information go to: Professional Development

Locations in the world currently using the FLI-P™


Hear what professionals are saying about the Functional Listening Index – Paediatric:

“Great tool for monitoring listening progress in the real world.” – Audiologist working with children

“This would be relevant to resource teachers of the Deaf  to assess functional listening and give them goals that are structured.” – Primary School Principal

“Practical, relevant and easy to apply tool” – Preschool Director

“Great to learn of the ease of use of the tool which can be used for families and professionals alike to monitor progress” – Speech pathologist, working with children who are hearing impaired

Development of the Functional Listening Index Tool would not be possible without the following partners

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