Hearing loss in children is a silent, hidden handicap. It is hidden simply because children many times cannot tell us they are not hearing well. It is a handicap because, if undetected and untreated, hearing loss in children can lead to delayed speech and language development, social and emotional problems, and academic failure. In most cases, it is unnecessary for a child to suffer from these consequences.
By detecting hearing loss early as possible, even shortly after birth, effective treatment, which significantly reduces the handicap of hearing loss, can be applied. All too often, however, identification of a child’s hearing loss is delayed because parents are unaware that any child, even a newborn infant, can receive an accurate hearing diagnosis. Eartech Audiology has many years of experience dealing with pediatric hearing loss and treatment. If you are having concerns regarding a child’s hearing, please contact our office for an appointment.