Hearing loss in children

Hearing problems and childhood

The symptoms of hearing loss in children can vary from case to case. The entire development of the child is impaired if hearing loss is not detected and treated early in the baby or child.

If children do not receive any acoustic stimuli in the growth phase, they have no reason to repeat sentences or imitate sounds. As a result, language acquisition, vocabulary building and pronunciation suffer. Also, cognitive abilities like arithmetic are missing if no impulses come from the outside. This can have an impact on school performance and thus on future career opportunities. This is why it is important to seek professional help if you have any inkling that your child needs help.

Causes of hearing loss in children

Hearing loss is common in children and the severity can vary. Hearing is an important part of learning so it is important to pay attention and look for the signs of hearing loss. There are solutions for children in Canada who suffer hearing loss so it is important to see the doctor first to ensure the appropriate first steps are taken.

Signs of hearing loss in child

Some important things to look out for in children are:

  1. Inattentiveness: your child isn’t acknowledging you speak or sounds around the house.
  2. Having to be closer to a speaker or television.
  3. Not reacting to loud sounds
  4. Surprise when the child hears their name

How to react to hearing loss in children

It's important for children who are experiencing hearing loss (under 16) are taken to the doctor in the first instance. The doctor will be able to determine if it is an ear infection or something that requires a specialist referral.

At Amplifon you will find all the necessary equipments and hearing aids for childern. We offer a varied line of devices that can resolve any problem your child may have. Also, on our website you can find online hearing test for children that thet can take, so you will get an idea about what you're facing.

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