As you prepare your child for another year of school, there are a few doctors visits that should be on your to-do list. While you are already aware of the importance of vaccines, eye doctors, and dentists, did you know your child should be visiting an audiologist too? Approximately two out of every thousand children suffer from detectable loss of hearing in the US. If a child’s hearing loss goes undiagnosed, it can cause an array of issues such as developmental delays, learning disabilities, depression, and social isolation. When hearing loss is caught early, it can be treated more effectively.
Reduce Speech Problems
When hearing loss is undiagnosed, it can cause a delay in the use and success of the spoken language. If you notice that your child is saying words incorrectly, frequently mumbles or turns to gestures rather than speech hearing loss might be the culprit. If their hearing loss is significant and permanent knowing early will make transitions to sign language and other systems easier for both parent and child.
While all children tend to have selective hearing when it comes to things they don’t want to do if your child is continuously failing to pay attention it may be caused by hearing loss. In this case, catching the issue ahead of time can lead to better results in school and at home.
Better Direction Comprehension
Often hearing loss causes children not to be able to follow directions well, as they do not understand what is asked of them. Not only does this make for increased difficulty in answering questions, but often results in significant confusion.
Fewer Learning Difficulties
The most significant issue that arises from undiagnosed hearing issues is that it makes it harder for children to learn. Both at school and at home, the lessons that are being taught educationally, socially, and emotionally might be passing over their heads due to something that has simple origins. With a thorough yearly visit to the audiologist you can rule out hearing loss as the cause or begin to take steps to help your child further should hearing loss occur.
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. 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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