Does your child like prefer the television louder than the rest of the family? Do you often hear your child’s music even when he is wearing headphones? Is your child listening to hours of loud music for multiple hours a day?
According to research, 40 percent of hearing loss is caused by genetic factors. The remaining 60 percent of factors are preventable according to the World Health Organization.
They are the toys that parents dread: wailing baby dolls, loud toy drums, karaoke machines. The noise can drive a person up the wall. Here’s a good excuse for getting rid of them: they may damage children’s hearing, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Understanding children and the possible hearing loss can help plan early enough for treatment. Children can experience two kinds of deprivation in their ability to hear. One of them is the conductive impairment.
Several theories abound regarding the overall language skills of children with hearing loss. The most prevalent being the theory that because children with hearing loss can only hear with hearing aids, they are behind the curve of normal language development.
The subject of hearing aids for children can be a sensitive one. Children can be more susceptible to bullying and developing a poor self-image if they experience hearing problems, especially if those problems are treated in a way that’s obvious to their peers.