In the U.S., most states offer newborn hearing screening, and if there is a sign of hearing problem, other tests are performed.
What are the causes of hearing loss?
- Otitis media
- Congenital factors
- Acquired hearing loss
Signs and symptoms of hearing loss
- Not reacting to loud noises
- Not responding to other voices
- A child with otitis media may also pull or rub an ear, be constantly irritable for no apparent reason, become inattentive, not understands directions, ask others to speak louder, or have a fever or ear pain.
- Ear tubes
- Hearing aids
- Other hearing devices
- Assistive technology