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Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013

Top Articles on Children and Hearing Loss

Grandfather and grandson discuss Top Articles on Childhood Hearing Loss

The 24,000 babies born each year with hearing loss are only a portion of the children living with hearing loss every day. Childhood hearing loss is the number one birth defect in the United States, and is also on the rise among children and adolescents. Noise, accidents, and illness are all ways in which children's hearing can be damaged. The top articles on children and hearing loss try to answer and inform the difficult questions and concerns of this challenging life transition.

Children and Hearing Loss Q & A
It is well known that childhood hearing loss can cause the same kind of emotional stress and isolation as adult hearing loss, but there is an added complication. Children are learning to speak, communicate, and explore the world, so undetected hearing loss creates deficits in language skills and the average cognitive markers for childhood development. Read More

Why Children Don't Hear
Although hearing loss is on the rise among children and adolescents, a child who can't hear often goes unrecognized. That's because the symptoms of childhood hearing loss mimic normal childhood behaviors—like trouble paying attention or not responding when called upon. Becoming familiar with why children don't hear is one of the best ways to recognize, treat, and even help prevent childhood hearing loss.
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Misconceptions About Childhood Hearing Loss
As Janice Schacter Lintz Chair of the Hearing Access Program explained in a recent interview on Hearing Health Matters, children with hearing loss are often overlooked or mistreated due to misconceptions about their abilities. Read More

Children and Hearing Loss: 9 Step Anti-Bullying Plan
Childhood hearing loss requires children to overcome many barriers with learning, language, and social communication. When a bully is involved, this social gap can be too wide for a child to handle on their own. Developing an anti-bullying plan of action is the best way to help empower children with a functional difference to cope with these challenging situations. Read More

Resources for Children with Hearing Loss
Sorting through the wealth of information available for kids with hearing loss can be a full-time job. Fortunately, People Hearing Better is an online community that supports people of all ages who have hearing loss and their families. We've researched top resources for kids with hearing loss. Read More

Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children
A recent study at Washington University School of Medicine has proven that myths claiming unilateral hearing loss doesn't hinder a child are false. Loss of hearing in one ear inhibits a child in school and keeps them from using and recognizing language. Read More

These top articles on children and hearing loss are a good place for parents to begin informing themselves about the issues and challenges that they will face. If you'd like to learn more, see your hearing health provider. If you need help finding a hearing health provider click HERE to be connected with the largest network of trusted hearing health professionals in the nation!

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