Maladies et problèmes de santé
All those aunts and uncles who don’t see your little darling every day will often exclaim: “My, how you’ve grown!” But you should take that oft-repeated exclamation a step further and turn it into a key question: “How have you grown?”
By age six, your “chip off the old block” is indeed on the way to becoming a mini-block himself or herself. But six year olds are not miniature adults.
Approximately six out of 1000 newborns are born with hearing loss, and one in 10 children will develop a hearing problem sometime during childhood. Some problems are temporary, and some problems are permanent.
There are numerous causes of hearing loss in infancy. Some examples include a family history of hearing loss, low birth weight, complications after birth, or ear infections.
By identifying hearing impaired children at a very young age, health professionals can intervene faster to ensure they can communicate well with other people.
For the approximately 10 to 15 percent of teenagers who live with chronic or complicated health conditions, the excitement of celebrating their 18th birthday might also be mixed with worries about making the transition to adult care.