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.
From cellphones and PDAs to laptop computers, touch technology is
sweeping electronics. With simple on-screen taps electronics are now
easily controlled by the consumer, reducing the need for other
cumbersome buttons and dials. A simple sweep let’s a person control their hearing aid.
To learn more about the new hearing aid technology that drives the “Starkey Sweep” continue to the related article.
While the antibiotic gentamicin may amplify potential noise damage a similar antibiotic kanamycin might theoretically protect hearing loss, according to a new research study.
This article provides information on this new research study and it’s possibilities for infants.
Deafness is the most prevalent sensory disability globally. The
problem is disproportionately high in the Southeast Asia Region; every
third deaf person in the world is from Southeast Asia. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year about 38,000 deaf children are born in Southeast Asia. This would mean that every day over 100 deaf infants are born in the region.
Learn more about how you can raise deafness awareness in this article.
Children may react better to auditory stimulus after a cochlear implantation if music is interlaced with social interaction. In this article, a specific study introduces information on how music can play an integral part in re-teaching infants with cochlear implants.
Could regeneration of spiral ganglion neurons, the nerve cells that send sound representations to the brain, be biologically possible? This article provides information about the possibility that this may be possible in the future due to recent studies from the University of California.
Understanding that hearing impairment in a child can be devastating to child and parents
alike. Parents should learn the types and treatment options for hearing
problems. This article provides a quick synopsis of types, signs, and treatment of pediatric hearing problems.
This informative article explains the causes of hearing loss, steps to take when you suspect hearing loss, what types of hearing aids are available on the market, and finally what to talk to your audiologist about before purchasing new hearing aids.