Pediatric Hearing Loss

Hear­ing in chil­dren is close­ly relat­ed to speech and lan­guage devel­op­ment. Chil­dren, like adults, absorb infor­ma­tion through lis­ten­ing, but also devel­op speech and lan­guage by imi­tat­ing what they hear.

Hear­ing loss in chil­dren may be tem­po­rary, which is often a result of mid­dle ear flu­id and/​or ear infec­tion. But in some cas­es, it also may be per­ma­nent. It is impor­tant to obtain as much infor­ma­tion as pos­si­ble about the hear­ing loss in either case, deter­mine what can be done, and inter­vene as soon as pos­si­ble when nec­es­sary. Chil­dren are able to under­go dif­fer­ent hear­ing assess­ments based on their age and abil­i­ty. All are pain­less and your audi­ol­o­gist will be able to deter­mine the best choice.

If a child is diag­nosed with a hear­ing loss, deci­sions must be made as ear­ly as pos­si­ble to allow the child the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op and cul­ti­vate com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. Your audi­ol­o­gist will guide your fam­i­ly through the eval­u­a­tion process and pro­vide the nec­es­sary sup­port and infor­ma­tion that is appro­pri­ate for your child’s indi­vid­ual sit­u­a­tion.

Sched­ule an appoint­ment with one of the mem­bers of our Audi­ol­o­gy team to start the eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment process.

Please vis­it the fol­low­ing web­site for more infor­ma­tion: https://​www​.baby​hear​ing​.org/​u​n​i​v​e​r​s​a​l​-​n​e​w​b​o​r​n​-​h​e​a​r​i​n​g​-​s​c​r​e​ening