Jihovana Sandoval-Salas is a 1-year-old girl who is all smiles and
bright, brown eyes, but six months ago her mother grew concerned because
she was much quieter than most infants. A hearing screening through Early Head Start in Columbus started
unraveling the mystery. The girl’s doctors believed she could have a hearing loss that was affecting her speech development.
This article highlights the importance of periodic hearing screening for children after the newborn period.