Black and Latino children with developmental delays are much less likely— 78 percent less — than white children to receive the early intervention services they need, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
In a study published earlier this month, researchers attempt to figure out the possible reasons why.
Your child can learn about his or her hearing devices beginning at a very young age. As part of this, it is important for your child to learn about how to care for the hearing devices, as well as develop self-advocacy skills that will be useful as your child gets older.
Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to structures in the inner ear. Enlargement of the vestibular aqueduct (EVA) has long been associated with hearing loss. A new study using a mouse model finally reveals the root cause of how this structure becomes enlarged, and could lead to new approaches to preventing and treating hearing loss associated with EVA and similar disorders.
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Parents have a significant role in helping their child with hearing loss develop this important skill. Reading aloud to your child is a great tool for teaching your child to listen and talk.
As technology improves and early diagnosis and interventions for infants are more available, it may be easy to lose sight of the fact that despite all the progress being made in audiology, families are still “rocked” when they learn that their baby has significant hearing loss. For many parents, any information shared about “how far audiology has come” is lost, because they often don’t hear anything beyond these words: “Your child has hearing loss.” But in their journey of raising a child with hearing loss, parents develop a certain level of expertise and offer unique insights that would be useful to hearing professionals.
Greater Chicago Area Rocks OAE Screening!!
Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection continues to be a public health problem because of its frequency (one in 200 live births) and its role in sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in infants and young children.