Posts Categorized:Pediatric Audiology

An estimated 360 million people across the world live with disabling hearing loss, and 32 million of these people are children. The World Health Organization (WHO), in their report titled “Childhood Hearing Loss: Act Now, Here’s How”, has revealed that 60 percent of cases of pediatric hearing loss are caused by preventable factors, and outlines…

As parents, we want to give our children every opportunity to succeed and strive to create a nurturing environment for them from the moment they’re born. In order to fully support a child with hearing loss, parents need to learn about helpful tools and techniques for communication, and also make sure that their infant receives…

Summer season is here, and that means trips to the lake, the swimming pool down the block, or grandma’s backyard. Do your kids love the inflatable pool you bought last summer, or enjoy running through the sprinkler? It’s time to talk about swim ear plugs, and how to protect your children’s hearing in or out…

A Prince Edward Island-based research team, led by P.E.I. native Justin Pater, has uncovered an important clue in the rapidly expanding field of genetic hearing loss. Pater and his team have, through exhaustive research, confirmed a link between a unique gene mutation and hearing loss in children, a discovery which has the potential to increase…

Thanks to improvements in technology over the past ten years, listening to music has become easier and more comfortable than ever before. However, there is a downside: some of these technological advances, such as ear bud headphones and personal audio devices, are contributing to a sharp rise in noise-induced hearing loss among young people, according…

Really, please don’t panic. It might be distressing to receive a letter from your child’s school stating they have failed their hearing screen. You might feel alone, scared, or even guilty. Firstly, it may be a false positive. You child may have been excited by the break in the normal school routine, trip to the…

Best Hearing Aids for Kids and Teens Children with hearing loss face many challenges during different stages of life, from infancy through the school years, and beyond. Hearing loss will impact their life differently in the transition from being in the security of your home to being on their own in challenging environments such as…

All About Pediatric Hearing Loss   While hearing loss can occur at any age, hearing difficulties at birth or that develop during infancy and toddler years can have serious consequences. Just as each child is unique, so is a child’s hearing loss. It is helpful to understand how the ear works, how hearing loss is…

An Innocent Kiss on the Ear? Here’s Why Not to Do This! Babies! So adorably sweet, cuddly, and soft…….who is not compelled to kiss and cuddle them? By all means, do so….but please, not on the ears! Those little ears may be tender and soft, but did you know that a kiss on the ear…

Hearing loss may occur to anyone, at any age. Though commonly associated with older Americans, approximately 15% of young people between age 6 and 19 experience hearing loss in one or both ears. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the signs and symptoms of hearing loss are different for each child…

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