Hearing loss is difficult at any age, but can be especially impactful for young children. Hearing loss in children can directly interfere with their ability to learn and have healthy language and comprehension development. Below are some common symptoms of hearing loss in children, but be aware that an audiological evaluation is always the best way to confirm whether hearing is impaired or not.
Symptoms of Hearing Loss in Children
- Not startling at loud noises
- Unable to localize sounds
- Not showing normal speech development
Toddler and Older:
- Speech and language delays
- Academic difficulties/delays
- Needing louder than “normal” volume to hear television
- Needing multiple verbal repetitions
- Stating that he/she is having difficulty hearing
Hearing loss in children is often treatable and early screening and detection makes a significant impact on treatment success. At Pacific Coast Audiology & Hearing Aids, we offer a variety of pediatric services for our youngest patients, including:
- Visual reinforcement Audiology (6 Months to 3 years)
- Conditioned Play Audiometry (2 years and older)
Our audiologist, Linda Tanaka, has extensive experience with patients of all ages and has the expertise to help you make important choices for your child’s hearing health.
Contact us today to learn more about hearing help or testing for your child.