Which of the following are signs your child might need a hearing test?
Answer: All of these!
A child may experience hearing loss for a variety of reasons. Temporary hearing loss can result from ear infections, or fluid in the ears. Tugging or pulling on ears may be a sign a young child is experiencing discomfort from an ear infection. An older child may watch television with the volume up high or frequently ask for repetition. Over time, multiple ear infections can negatively impact speech and language development (and later, academic performance). Audiologists have the skills and equipment to assess hearing, even in young children. The first few years of a child’s life are a critical learning period. Early intervention is key.
If you have concerns about your child’s speech and language skills, call for a free phone consultation.