Listening and hearing are different. Hearing is the passive reception of sound. Listening is the active participation in what you hear. You can have good hearing at the same time that you have poor listening.
Listening is invisible. The only way to get at it is indirectly – through skills that are related to it in one way or another. Use this Listening Checklist* to evaluate your own or your child’s listening skills. There is no score; simply check as many boxes as you feel apply.
*Originally sourced from and used with permission of Paul Madaule & The Listening Centre, Inc.