Hearing Aids Should Be Used Sooner Than Later
When a parent finds out their child may have hearing damage it is upsetting news and what happens if they find out too late? It is important that newborns and young children are tested and diagnosed for potential hearing damage early on in life, since their speech development depends on it. The sooner the child is diagnosed with hearing loss, the faster they can get the help they need and more information on the usage of hearing aids.
There are screenings that are done on newborns to check their Miami hearing, but sometimes babies are misdiagnosed due to the ear canal being blocked with amniotic fluid. Many children are not properly diagnosed of being hard of hearing until they are one years old or older, which is when the underdevelopment of their speech is noticeable.
Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in newborns, affecting 2 out of every 1,000 babies, this is why parents need to do a follow up after their child has been screened, to make sure everything is ok. Valuable time is lost when diagnosis is delayed. Beginning auditory stimulation is essential for the maturation and cognitive growth of the central auditory system.