Parenting: Listening for problems

MIDDLE-ear infections are quite common in young children. And if they’re left unchecked, they can lead to speech and language development delays, warns audiologist Heidi Limareff. Ms Limareff, who is general manager and principal audiologist of
not-for-profit audiology clinic Can Do Hearing, says parents can request
a test if they think their child’s hearing is affected by ongoing
middle-ear infections. Ms Limareff says it is not uncommon to see children with speech and
language development delay because of a history of multiple ear