Hearing Loss in Children

Child or pediatric hearing loss can be difficult for a family and child to experience. It can impact a child’s ability to learn, particularly from birth to three years when language skills develop. Hearing loss in children can also impede their ability to interact with the world and build relationships with the people around them.  Fortunately, many of the causes of child hearing loss can be treated so your child can experience the sounds of growing up. The most common type of child hearing loss is conductive hearing loss. 

This means that there is a blockage in the external or middle ear that prevent the conduction of sound into the inner ear. These blockages can be due to otitis media, an impacted cerumen, perforated eardrum, or a birth defect. Conductive hearing loss is generally be treated with antibiotics or surgery, typically from an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. Children may also suffer from other types of hearing loss, such as damage to the cochlea or auditory nerve, which can be treated with hearing aids or cochlear implants, provided by an audiologist.

Children may also suffer from other types of hearing loss, such as damage to the cochlea or auditory nerve, which can be treated with hearing aids or cochlear implants, provided by an audiologist.

While child hearing loss manifests in many ways, there are a few common symptoms:

Newborn/Infant:

Loud noises do not startle them

Their speech does not develop normally

Toddler and Older:

Watching the television at a high volume and sitting closer to it than normal

Difficulty learning in school

Stating that they can’t hear

Not responding when someone talks to them from behind or a farther distance away

If you believe your child is experiencing hearing loss, please contact us at our Albuquerque or Rio Rancho office to schedule an appointment with one of our audiologists. At Worth Hearing Center, we work to conduct hearing tests, diagnosis, and treatment in a timely manner because we believe that your child deserves the best quality of hearing for their life. We’ve worked with many families’ who have a child with hearing loss, and we love their successful outcomes, whether through a pediatric hearing aid or through cochlear implant.

 

Worth Hearing Center

The professional team at Worth Hearing Center consists of 3 audiologists and 2 hearing instrument specialists; together, our professional staff has nearly 100 years of collective experience.  Our goal is to provide each individual with the best hearing they can achieve.  We’ve been locally owned and operated for 20 years, serving New Mexicans’ hearing needs!

 

Two Convenient Locations:

Albuquerque

7520 Montgomery Blvd NE
Suite E-15
Albuquerque, NM
87109
P: (505) 349-4928
F: (505) 872-1041

Rio Rancho

1350 Jackie Rd SE
Suite 103
Rio Rancho, NM
87124
P: (505) 349-4928
F: (505) 872-1041