In general, cochlear implants are used to allow deaf people to hear. Although many people who are "hearing impaired" or "hard of hearing" believe they are...
I have a 5 year old daughter, just diagnosed with CAPD. The audiologist started to do therapy on her only three times, he then said she wasn't ready for therapy? I asked why and he said we should be further in progress that where we were, doing sounds.
My son was just recently tested for APD. He will be 7 in May so his age for the test was 6.5. My question does a child with APD also have Dyslexia? He has had a history of cronic ear infection since he was 3 months old. He has had 4 sets of tubes in the r
Are there alternative treatments for unilateral sensorineural hearing loss in adults and children?
I have a 13 year old who is playing on the offensive line of his middle school football team. With this 50 dB SNHL he is having much trouble hearing the calls from the quarterback. He has BTEs but cannot use them in the helmet because of trauma risk (to t
My son is now one year old and was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss when he was born. Now that he is starting to talk, I wonder is there anything I can do to help him with his speech. He does not show signs of difficulties yet, but I want to give
Our daughter, age 3, is getting a HiResolution Cochlear Implant this Friday. I'm wondering....when we first amplified Ali with her Phonak hearing aid on the left side, she did not tolerate it very well, and still had significant balance problems. One ye
My son is 3 and half years old and hearing impaired. He doesn't let me fix his earmold inside his ear; I am consistently trying but he repeatedly removes it. Please give me some suggestions.
Last year during the holiday season, we highlighted five organizations that are doing extraordinary work to provide resources for and support children and adults who have hearing loss.
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Although deaf children who receive cochlear implants appear more likely to fail early grades in school, they ultimately achieve educational and employment levels similar to their normal-hearing peers, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.
Receiving a cochlear implant before 18 months of age dramatically improves a deaf child's ability to hear, understand and, eventually, speak, according to a multicenter study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins.
Ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation
Some hearing aid manufacturers have developed hearing aids for children, such as the Oticon Safari.
Why should I consider DIGITAL hearing aids for children with severe to profound hearing loss?
As the child grows and enters school, undetected hearing loss contributes to longer learning curves. At times, children may be misdiagnosed with cognitive learning delay caused by some other underlying factor other than simple, addressable hearing loss.
Today's teenagers have worse hearing than those of generations past. One in five teens has already lost some hearing and the problem has increased substantially in recent years. A leading hearing loss cause among teens is MP3 players and iPods played beyond recommended sound limits.
By the time children reach school age, one in 20 have hearing loss in one ear and they have poorer oral language scores. If caught early, hearing loss in children need not become so severe as to impair their development.
Are there precautions we should take to protect the hearing of very young children? Is the hearing mechanism of infants more susceptible to damage from noise than that of adults and older children?
My two-year-old son was recently diagnosed with a moderate to severe hearing loss. He is now wearing hearing aids. What resources are available for learning about hearing loss and hearing aids?