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It is never too early to test your child’s hearing if you think that there is a problem. Between one and six out of 1,000 newborns are born deaf and one in 10 children will develop a hearing problem sometime during childhood.
Your child’s development, which includes motor, language, and socialization skills, begins in the first months of life and you play an important role in helping your child move through the various stages of development.
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.
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