Tips for noticing and understanding some of the “whys” and “hows” of hearing loss in children.
Hearing screening often takes place in newborn care facilities, but follow-up screenings are sometimes not completed until children are ready to enter elementary school. Many times, children suffering from hearing loss in only one ear go undetected in these follow-up screenings. This can lead to future challenges in language development.
Screening newborns for hearing loss is important in order to make sure that a child with hearing problems gets the necessary help to gain learning and communication skills for future development.
Screening, however, isn’t enough.
All the information collected through newborn hearing screening tests is lost without proper follow-up and intervention.