In young children, detecting hearing losses through observation is problematic, especially if the problem is mild or fluctuating. Typical screening methods often miss mild problems or hearing in only one ear. These difficult-to-spot conditions can have devastating effects on speech-language, social and academic development, just like a severe hearing loss.
- Concern from caregivers is the number one risk factor for hearing loss in children
- Comprehensive audiological testing is needed if any problems are suspected.
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