HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

Frequently Asked
Questions about
HEARING CARE

 

Evaluating Your Hearing

Hearing Loss in Adults

Hearing Loss in Children

Testing Hearing in
Babies and Children


Balance Assessment


Hearing Aids

Choosing Hearing Aids

Hearing With Two Ears



Glossary

CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

Today, an audiologist can evaluate a child's hearing at any age....even right after birth. Even a mild hearing loss may interfere with learning. Early identification and treatment are the key to success.

An infant or young child should have a full test if:

   1.) The infant does not respond to sound consistently.
   2.) The infant is not startled by loud sounds.
   3.) There is a history of frequent ear infections.
   4.) A family member has a permanent hearing loss,
       or prenatal factors indicate higher risk than normal
       for hearing loss.
   5.) The child does not seem to be developing speech
       at an appropriate age.

Prompt medical treatment resolves most temporary hearing problems. Children with permanent hearing loss need to be fitted with hearing aids and get speech and language therapy at as early an age as possible.

If you think your child may have a hearing problem, you should consult with an audiologist without delay. Audionics has over fifty years of experience in evaluating children with hearing loss. Our staff is highly skilled in providing the special care that children often require. Please call us and arrange for your child's exam and consultation. We'll be happy to help.

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