Check your child’s ears


Do you have pre-school children?  Have a hearing test done before the little one starts formal schooling.

Hearing loss can occur if a child:

  • was born prematurely
  • stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • had newborn jaundice with bilirubin level high enough to require a blood transfusion
  • has family members with childhood hearing loss
  • had certain complications at birth
  • had many ear infections
  • had infections such as meningitis or cytomegalovirus

Signs of a hearing loss may include:

  • poor language and speech development when compared to other similar aged children
  • frequently inattentive
  • difficulty learning
  • seems to need higher TV volume
  • fails to respond to conversation-level speech or answers inappropriately to speech
  • fails to respond to his or her name or easily frustrated when there's a lot of background noise
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