Hearing Loss in Children Directory
Some infants are born with hearing loss (congenital hearing loss), which can hinder speech development, but doctors may not identify the hearing loss until later in the baby's life when he or she misses certain developmental milestones. There are a variety of causes of hearing loss besides congenital hearing loss, including ear infections, genetic disorders, illnesses that trigger hearing loss, head injuries, medications, and more. Some children may develop hearing loss because of listening to loud music or other loud noises. If you suspect your child cannot hear well, talk to your child's doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how child hearing loss occurs, symptoms, treatments, and much more.
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Growing up with impaired hearing can have devastating effects on a child's ability to speak and use language. But newly-available devices and treatments can prevent the worst of these complications -- if parents remain alert to warning signs and act quickly.
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