The realization that your child has a hearing loss can be overwhelming as a parent.
There is so much information to take in, and so many questions to be asked and decisions to be made. And in addition to all of these practical concerns, there can be many emotional issues.
Testing a baby’s hearing through newborn hearing screening programs is the best way to detect hearing loss in children as early as possible.
Where hearing screening is not routine, it is quite often the parent that begins to suspect a hearing loss in infant.
You should trust your intuition if you recognize signs of hearing loss in child. If in doubt, make an appointment to see an audiologist
or consult your family doctor to arrange a hearing test for children.
A child is never too young to have their hearing tested, and studies have shown that the sooner a child is fitted with hearing aids
, the better their language skills can be developed.