Category Archives: Detection

  • Newborn and Early Childhood Hearing

    Posted on March 15, 2015 by in Children, Detection

    Unlike an adult, detecting hearing loss in children can be more challenging since a newborn or toddler does not yet possess the skills to effectively communicate. However, as many as three in one thousand children are born with some form of hearing loss, with many more children developing or being diagnosed with hearing losses in their development.  The most identifiable impact on a child with hearing loss is missed milestones.  A child with hearing loss may have delayed speech and […]

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    How to Detect Hearing Loss in Infants and Children

    Posted on December 6, 2011 by in Children, Detection, Hearing Loss

    Children learn speech by imitating the sounds that they hear around them, and without the tools of hearing and speech many developmental milestones can be delayed and feel almost impossible. There is a myth circulating about children needing to be a certain age to have their hearing tested. Doesn’t my child have to be able to talk to accurately respond to a hearing test? Absolutely not. If you suspect that your child is hearing impaired, they can be tested as […]

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

    Posted on September 29, 2011 by in Detection, Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be either sudden or gradual, depending on the cause. Some people lose hearing due to infection, overexposure to loud noise, or injury, while others might notice their hearing declining due to age or as a result of certain disease processes. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of auditory impairment in order to know when to involve a medical professional. There are several ways for a clinician to test auditory functioning, but how could you […]

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