The health of your child is one of the most important things on the mind of a parent. Because hearing is one of our essential senses, it is important to maintain our ability to hear with annual visits to the audiologist. For kids, this is especially important, as early hearing loss must be closely monitored so that it does not worsen over time. If you think that your child may be struggling to hear throughout the day, it is crucial to know when to address your concerns with your audiologist.
Seeing an Audiologist
An audiologist is a specialist that is trained and educated to detect, evaluate, and treat hearing problems. However, there are pediatric audiologists who specialize in treating the hearing problems of children, from infants and up. Early and regular appointments will help you deal with hearing problems as the child ages, which provides a better opportunity to provide more customized treatment. As your child grows, it will also help them communicate much better with you and in school.
When to Visit an Audiologist
Hearing problems can be hard to detect by parents at home. They are often mistaken for learning disabilities or even developmental delays. An audiologist is the person who can provide the answers to those questions you might be asking at home. In babies, ages 7 to 12 months, you may notice a child does not respond to loud noises or their name being called. For the range of 16 to 18 months, a child might not yet express simple words like “mama” or “dada.” In toddlers between 37 to 48 months you may have trouble understanding the child’s speech. There could be many causes for these scenarios, but seeing an audiologist is the best way to rule out a hearing problem or diagnose one.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently-owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.
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