What Does the Future Hold for a Child with Hearing Loss?

How well a child with hearing loss does depends on the cause and severity of the loss. Advances in hearing aid technology, cochlear transplants and speech therapy allow many children to develop normal language skills at the same age as their peers who have normal hearing. Even infants with profound hearing loss will do well with the right combination of treatments.

If the baby has a problem that affects more than hearing, the future well-being of the child depends on the particular disorder and what other effects it has on the body.

It’s important to keep in mind that an individual with deafness or hearing-impairment can function well in society. However, the key to success for these individuals is early identification, evaluation and appropriate treatment.

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Resources:

Center for Disease Control
Effects of Hearing Loss on Development