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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can occur at any time during childhood. It can be the result of a birth or genetic defect, exposure to excessively loud noise, repeated or severe ear infections or, even due to some medications. Parents usually notice a problem when a baby doesn’t turn in the direction of a sound or startle at an unexpected sound or fails to develop basic speech by the age of one year old. In children, it is usually first detected in speech problems or turning televisions or music up to an unusually high volume.

Proper treatment depends on early diagnosis and applying the right treatment. That is why it is important to have your child evaluated and treated by highly trained professionals, such as those at the Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY).

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You can find more information about childhood hearing loss at these sites: