Come again? What was that?
Sound familiar? Maybe you feel like you only hear bits and pieces of conversations, or your family complains about the volume of your television?
You may be experiencing hearing loss. Most hearing loss gets worse with time rather than better. Schedule a consultation today and get immediate answers.
What are the different types of hearing loss?
What are the signs and symptoms of hearing loss in children?
It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of hearing loss in children, especially during the critical period for speech and language development. Seven reasons to consider having your child’s hearing evaluated are:
- Little or no reaction to loud sounds
- Difficulty locating where sound is coming from
- Does not babble or babbling has regressed
- Does not respond to familiar voices or music
- Ear is missing or malformed at birth
- Speech and Language delay after the age of 2
- Academic difficulty
Following the 1-3-6 model set by the Early Hearing Detection Program (EDHI) allows the best outcomes for children with hearing loss. Early identification and access to sound begins with timely Newborn Hearing Screenings (NBHS). NBHS are encouraged to be conducted either at the birthing hospital prior to discharge or an outpatient audiology clinic within the first month of life. Evidence based research indicates proper diagnostic follow up for babies who fail their NBHS is of the upmost importance to ensure the best results for congenital hearing loss treatment.