Facts about hearing loss in children
Did you know?
- 6 out of every 1000 babies are born with permanent hearing loss
- 50% of babies born with hearing loss have no medical history placing them at risk
- The average child born with hearing loss is not identified and fitted with hearing aids until at least 2 years of age
The most critical period for speech and language development takes place between birth and 4 years of age. Undetected and untreated hearing loss can lead to delayed speech/language development, social problems and academic difficulties.
What to look for!
||Birth to 3 months|
||3 to 6 months|
||6 to 10 months|
||10 to 15 months|
||15 to 18 months|
||1 to 2 years|
Don't wait! If your child does not fall within these developmental guidelines, contact ENT Specialists for a complete hearing evaluation. A child is NEVER too young to have their hearing tested.