Your Child's Hearing
Understanding children's hearing loss.
To understand your child’s hearing loss, it helps to understand how we hear. Hearing is fundamental to a child’s speech development. If you have any doubt about your child’s hearing it’s best to get it tested as soon as possible. Learn more about symptoms of hearing loss.
A child's ability to talk and communicate clearly depends on the ability to hear.
Inconsistency in age-appropriate language skills is also one of the usual symptoms of hearing loss. Hearing impairment in children can develop before, during, and after birth—and with younger as well as older children. Hearing and perceiving acoustic signals are necessary for speech and hearing development. Intellectual and personal development is closely linked to hearing.