HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

Caregivers should always observe the reactions of the child to sounds
2/4 neonates 1000 births are deaf, making hearing loss as the most common congenitive disease

1out 4 kids who have serious hearing loss is not diagnosed up to 14 months of age immediate diagnosis and treatment of the hearing loss is of paramount importance for the voice development speech and cognitive status of the child

When should I suspect hearing loss in my child?

Does not respond to accidental loud sounds
Does not turn the head towards the sound source
Does not follow commands
Speaks loud or has not develop speech properly