Babies born with hearing loss usually do not have other medical problems, which is why we test hearing at birth. The goal of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening is to identify hearing loss at birth and have infants enrolled in appropriate early intervention services by 6 months of age (Birth to Three). In addition to the identification of hearing loss in infants, Yale Hearing and Balance Center offers many intervention options for children with hearing loss. These options include the latest in digital hearing aid technology, bone anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants.
If you would like more information on the services offered at Yale Hearing and Balance Center, please contact our office at (203) 785-2467.
Possible Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss in Children
Develops slower in children with hearing loss and the gap in vocabulary continues to grow if hearing loss isn’t managed.
- Sentence Structure
Children with unmanaged hearing loss have more difficulty understanding and writing complex sentences.
Children with untreated hearing loss often cannot hear soft sounds like “s”, “p”, “t” and may not use them in their speech.
- Academic Achievement
Particularly in reading and mathematics.
- Social Functioning
Children with untreated hearing loss often feel isolated and may have decreased socialization.