Unlike the visual system which continues to evolve during the first few months of life, the hearing system is fully developed at birth. Newborns should therefore have perfect hearing. That’s why hearing screening is now performed shortly after delivery.
However, other factors can affect hearing health during childhood.
According to Statistics Canada, approximately 13% of Canadian children 14 years old or younger suffer from some form of hearing impairment. Are you familiar with the telltale signs?
If you have any doubts regarding your little one’s hearing, don’t hesitate to visit a specialist. Early detection can prevent irreversible long-term damage. At the Marie-Josée Paul hearing clinics, our hearing care professionals will provide you with all the necessary information on how to go about receiving a diagnosis and treatment.