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How to identify hearing loss in children

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Hearing loss affects 1 in 250 children between the ages of 3-17. While infant screenings are able to identify any immediate hearing concerns at birth, a number of factors come into play with children as they age.

Hearing loss can usually be connected to genetic issues, illness, or injury. A significant increase in hearing loss is often identified during the teen years due to the use of earbuds and headphones.

Common signs of hearing loss in children include:

  • They complain of ear pain
  • Don’t respond when called
  • Have trouble understanding what is being said
  • Reply “huh?” when spoken to
  • Have speech delays
  • Avoids conversations

If they display these signs, it may be time to schedule a hearing test.

At Hearing Associates, PC, we can conduct a thorough hearing exam and provide recommendations based on your child’s needs. Having a clear understanding of what the issues are can help your child with their academic success, social development, and career skills as they enter adulthood.

We provide many different styles of hearing aids that fit the lifestyle of kids and teens, including models from Oticon, Siemens, ReSound, Starkey, Phonak and Widex.

To schedule an appointment at Hearing Associates, PC, call 888-760-2032 today.