Identifying Vision and Hearing Loss in school-age children
The correct speech-language development in children is closely connected with the ability to hear. Early detection can have a great impact in the way a child is able to improve their speech and language knowledge. The negative effects of hearing damage in a child, according to ASHA include difficulty with learning “vocabulary, grammar, word order, idiomatic expressions, and other aspects of verbal communication.”
Failure to detect hearing loss in newborns delays their treatment with the proper hearing aids. As the child becomes of school age, they may undergo hearing screenings in school. These screenings may help determine whether or not the child may be suffering from loss of hearing.
If you believe your child may be suffering from hearing damage, it is important to visit your local Miami Hearing Center. An audiologist will be able to diagnose and prescribe the right hearing aid, to help improve your child’s quality of life.