Hearing loss in Children

Timely identification and intervention can help reduce the impact of hearing loss on the child’s life.

Children live in a busy world with many distractions. Communication can be challenging in such situations especially when they have a hearing loss.Hearing loss is a serious concern as it interferes with the child’s ability to develop speech, language, and social skills. Babies with hearing loss do not startle at loud noises, do not turn to the source of a sound after 6 months of age, may seem to hear some sounds but not others. Children with hearing loss can have speech that is delayed and not clear, may have trouble following directions.

Early intervention: 

Detection and diagnosis of hearing impairment at an early age or as soon as the impairment has occurred refers to early identification. The goal of early intervention is to provide every child with hearing loss the opportunity to develop an effective communication system. Early Intervention services provide families with the information and support they need to maximize their child’s overall development. 

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Causes of hearing loss in children

Hearing loss can be caused at birth or due to acquired causes.

Hearing loss causes include

  • infections during pregnancy ( maternal rubella, syphilis),

  • low birth weight and lack of oxygen at birth,

  • jaundice in the neonate,

  • complications with the Rh factor

  • Premature baby.

  • Genetic factors (As stated by ASHA more than 50% of cases) 

Acquired hearing loss causes in children include

  • Ear infections (otitis media),

  • Ototoxic (damaging to the auditory system) drugs,

  • infectious diseases (Meningitis, Measles, Mumps , Encephalitis), chicken pox, influenza, head injury, noise exposure.

Hearing tests in children

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Hearing tests at Sounderic

Child's hearing ability is crucial for his speech and language development, academic, social skills and overall development. At Sounderic we are dedicated to providing you with the best hearing care. 

We assess newborns, toddlers, school-age children, and teenagers. We even invite special populations, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, down's syndrome, learning disability. At Sounderic, we use more than one test to efficiently evaluate child’s hearing.

Our services include:

  • Otoscopic examination of the ear canal 

  • Behavioural assessment (Behavioural Observation Audiometry, Play Audiometry and Visual Reinforcement Audiometry)

  • Pure tone audiometry

  • Middle ear measurements (tympanometry and acoustic reflexes)

  • Inner ear measurements (otoacoustic emissions and acoustic reflexes)

  • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (It's a test to measure the response of child’s hearing nerve to the sounds. The ABR test is safe and does not hurt and can only be completed if the child is sleeping or, relaxed and with his or her eyes closed.

  • Otoacoustic emission test(OAE) provides information about hair cells in the inner ear. This test is painless and it often takes just a few minutes. It is done while the baby sleeps.

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Hearing aids and intervention for children

Striving to make a difference in the lives of children!

  • We help you identify challenging communication environments and make communication easier by giving you communication strategies.

  • Early hearing aid fitting and hearing aid optimizing at the right settings using the best practices have a very good impact on the child's speech and language skills.

  • We assess the child's responses with the hearing aids on and provide you with the best option whether it's a cochlear implant or a hearing aid.

  • Hearing aid use gets easier and easier as the child grows older

  • We support families to create a richer language environment

  • We provide counseling to parents, educate them better and are always there to support them

  • Assistive listening devices and FM systems

  • Hearing protection

  • Multidisciplinary care

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