Hearing is essential to child development. Although hearing loss cannot be seen, staying alert can allow you to detect hearing problems early on. Childhood language skills generally start developing during a child's first 24 months of life. Hearing is a fundamental contributor to this.
Signs to Watch For
The First Months
3 to 12 Months
12 to 24 Months
2 to 3 Years
Over 3 Years
Hearing Loss Affects 6 to 10 Children out of 1000
Did you know? The average age of hearing loss detection in children is 3 years old. There are several screening tests that allow to measure hearing in children as young as newborns. Early diagnosis and treatment can maximize childhood language development. This helps prevent language and social problems by stimulating development and learning.
What to Do If You Are Not Sure
If you suspect your child may suffer from hearing loss, see a doctor as soon as possible. For more information on hearing loss in children and what to do, click here.