Infant Hearing Screening
Why is infant hearing screening test so important?
At HearFon we specialize in evaluating Infant Hearing Screening, young children and those children with special needs. We are experienced in making the evaluation procedure as pleasant as possible.
New born Hearing Screening.
New born hearing screening is a simple method of checking if a baby’s hearing is intact. It is done by sophisticated instruments that will not affect the baby. Good hearing is essential to the social and intellectual development of infants and young children. Our Audiologists can identify hearing loss in children of any age. This includes newborn and infant hearing screening test and diagnostic hearing tests with young children. We also fit hearing aids on babies and young children with hearing loss.
Importance of Infant Hearing Screening: Studies done in developed countries have shown that hearing loss is the most common birth defect with an incidence rate of 3 for every 1,000 babies born every year your baby can’t tell you if he or she can’t hear. Babies who do not hear your voice, a lullaby or a nursery rhyme may have problems learning to talk. Hearing problems need to be identified as early as possible so that you may take actions that give your baby the best chance to develop speech and language.
Hearing loss is a hidden disability; that’s why it is so important to have your baby’s hearing tested. Each year, more than 4,000 babies are born with hearing loss. Most babies born with hearing problems are otherwise healthy and have no family history of hearing loss. It is important for you to be sure that your baby has normal hearing. It is unlikely that your baby will have a hearing loss; however, the only way to know is to have your baby’s hearing tested as early as possible. The first year of life is critical to the development of normal speech and language.
Should your baby be confirmed with hearing loss then a personalized intervention program should be planned at the earliest with the involvement of the audiologist and the Speech therapist. If the intervention process is started before the 1st year of life, a remarkable difference can be made in the quality of speech and Hearing. Some of the intervention processes used currently are hearing aids and cochlear implants along with speech therapy and auditory training.
We at Hearfon specialize in testing babies to rule any Hearing challenges. Please call our experts today.