Many disorders can affect the hearing of children and adults. This section provides information on the causes and effects of hearing loss in both children and adults.
Take this self-assessment to determine whether you should see an audiologist.
- How Do I Know if I Have a Hearing Loss?
Signs that may indicate you have a hearing loss.
- Types of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can occur for a number reasons.
- Prevalence and Incidence in Children
How many children have hearing loss according to various sources
- Effects of Hearing Loss on Development
Hearing is critical to speech and language development, communication, and learning.
- Causes of Hearing Loss in Children
Otitis media (middle ear infections), congenital, and acquired disorders
- Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Adults
Prevalence of loss according to various sources
- Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults
Loss can caused by a number of factors.
Ringing in the ears, also pulsing, roaring, wooshing
- Hearing Protection
How to protect your hearing from the effects of noise.
- Noisy Toys
Some toys may damage your child’s hearing.
Noise is unwanted sound. It has specific acoustic and psychoacoustic parameters.
- Medication Effects on Hearing
Certain medications are ototoxic (can damage hearing).
- Understanding Auditory Processing Disorders in Children
Read an article by Dr. Teri James Bellis on this topic.
source : American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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