If your children, or your family members, are losing their hearing then this is a good opportunity to help your family unit out. Growing together as a family may take a lifetime but, in the long run, it will have its benefits; emotional and financial. Granddad, or Grandma, may lose their hearing as they get older but your children, or grandchildren, may also face hearing difficulties as they grow up. Hearing loss can occur in young babies too. So if you think this is happening then don’t hesitate to seek professional hearing care advice from one of our audiologists at Clarisound. At Clarisound we provide hearing care for all ages.
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Causes of hearing loss in children include;
- Genetic causes: About half of hearing loss cases in babies is due to genetic causes
- Infections: about one quarter of hearing loss cases in babies is due to maternal infections during pregnancy, complications after birth, and head trauma
- Unknown causes also account for some cases
Hearing Loss in Children
Hearing loss can affect your child’s ability to develop speech, language, and social skills. The earlier children with hearing loss start getting professional hearing care, the better chance they will have to grow up normal, happy and productive adults. So if you think that your child is suffering from hearing loss then get their hearing checked as soon as possible. The signs and symptoms of hearing loss are different for each child. Keep an eye, and an ear, out for signs that your child;
- Does not react to loud noises
- Does not turn to the source of a sound after six months of age
- Does not say single words by one year of age
- Seems to hear some sounds but not others
Other signs could include unclear or delayed speech, or listening to music or TV too loudly.
Hearing Check for Babies
All babies should have a hearing check no later than one month old. If your baby doesn’t get their hearing checked while in hospital then get your child’s hearing checked within the first three months. Don’t stop then, children should have their hearing tested before they enter school or any time that you may have concerns. No single treatment or intervention is the right answer for every child. Professional audiologists at Clarisound will advise you and your children on hearing care solutions, including monitoring and follow-on check ups. Hearing care solutions include technology such as hearing aids to help with communication, cochlear implants and family support strategies.