If your child has hearing loss or you suspect your child has hearing loss, forming a strong and comfortable relationship with an audiologist is a crucial step in providing your child with as rich and healthy a life as possible.
Children with hearing loss who begin working with a qualified audiologist early in their life, adjust significantly better to life in a hearing world than children who don’t and many causes of pediatric hearing loss are treatable. We have worked with many young children and their parents and encourage you to contact Dr. Story today.
Hearing loss affects 12,000 children born in the United States each year which makes it the most common medical issue affecting young children.
Causes of Hearing Loss in Children http://www.asha.org
Hearing loss affects 12,000 children born in the United States each year which makes it the most common medical issue affecting young children. Dr. Story will work with you to determine the best possible approach to your child’s hearing loss.
Toddler and older:
Conductive hearing loss is the most common form seen in children. This type of hearing issues is associated with the external or middle ear. Many of these conditions are treatable and include:
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the cochlea (inner ear), or to the nerve pathways that go from the ear to the brain. If your child has sensorineural hearing loss they will be unable to hear faint sounds, and even when the sounds are quite loud, they sound muffled to your child’s ear.
This type of hearing loss can be caused by:
Most of the time, SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected however working with an Audiologist for timely testing, diagnosis and treatment will naturally provide your child with the best possible outcome. Come in to see Dr. Story today.
For more information on pediatric hearing loss, visit: http://www.asha.org/aud/Facts-about-Pediatric-Hearing-Loss-References/