Hearing loss in children
We start to develop language from the moment we are born. Even though children have not yet learned to talk, they are constantly listening. With hearing loss, the basic development will often be delayed, so every minute counts.
Children with hearing loss often have difficulties with communicating because they are unable to hear sounds around them – maybe even their own voice. If your child shows signs of hearing loss like not being startled by loud sounds, difficulty locating sounds or delayed ability to understand or speak (for his/her age) it is important to get a hearing test. The sooner the hearing loss is identified and treated, the better the chances of a brighter future.