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Causes of Hearing Impairment in Children

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Child Hearing Loss | 0 comments

Has your child been diagnosed with a hearing impairment? As a parent, we understand your need to learn more about hearing loss to further comprehend what your child is experiencing. After learning their child may have a hearing impairment, parents normally ask what could have caused the issue. Hearing loss can be caused by several factors. Testing performed by an audiologist can assist in narrowing down the root cause and help determine a...

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Top Hearing Loss Causes That Are Preventable

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Child Hearing Loss, Children's Hearing Aids, Common Questions - Pediatric, Hearing Loss, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Not all hearing loss is preventable, and most types of hearing loss cannot be completely reversed. However, this article talks about hearing loss causes that can absolutely be prevented. In this article, we specifically discuss noise-related hearing loss and the role of primary care in preventing hearing loss. Noise-Related Hearing Loss Possibly the most common of permanent hearing loss causes is repeated exposure to loud sounds and noises....

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a Hearing Aid

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Child Hearing Loss, Children's Hearing Aids | 0 comments

It can be hard for a child to adjust to hearing aids, but loving and attentive parents can be a great resource. Some children can easily acclimate but the process is not so easy for all children. There are many ways that you, as a parent, can help your child adjust to his/her hearing aids. If a child is having a hard time, first make sure the hearing aid fits well. Your audiologist should have instructed you as to how to properly insert and...

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Introducing Your Child to New Hearing Aids

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Child Hearing Loss, Children's Hearing Aids | 0 comments

Getting your child’s first set of new hearing aids is an exciting moment, an important milestone in your child’s journey to sound. It will be a very exciting time for your entire family, but it is also normal that you should have questions about child hearing aids and how to introduce them to your child. You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information on child hearing aids, but here are a few tips to try to help make...

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Helping Siblings Adjust to Hearing Loss

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Child Hearing Loss, Common Questions - Pediatric | 0 comments

How necessary is it to help family members adjust to hearing loss in the family? The answer: very. You want to involve family members when a child experiences hearing loss. Even a mild loss can lead to many difficulties that a child may need help with. This means you should actively involve grandparents and other adults as well as your child’s siblings. While siblings may start off as playmates when they are young, they will become many more...

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5 Misunderstandings about Hearing Loss in Children

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Child Hearing Loss, Common Questions - Pediatric | 0 comments

There are many misunderstandings about hearing loss in children. Perhaps one of the most prominent misunderstandings is only older people have hearing loss. And while it is true that 36 million American adults (approximately 17 percent) report having some degree of hearing loss, there are 3 children for every 1,000 born who experience serious or profound hearing loss. Because hearing loss can occur at any stage of life, and because there are so...

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