The partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears is Hearing Loss. Hearing loss condition is generally the same as adults, but the only thing that needs to bear in mind is: Adults get prone to hearing loss when they are in adolescence, but not that necessary. However, in children, it occurs at a young age and needs to recover soon unless it gets worse.
Ignoring your child’s small misbehaviour is a legitimate parenting strategy that shows your little ones a fearing recognition that his antics won’t get any reaction anymore, and they tend to less likely repeat that behaviour soon. However, while those parents can sensitively ignore some certain sort of their child behaviors, there is one that frankly shouldn’t be ignored, and that is Child Hearing Loss! If ignored, the condition can distract their life or future.
Their quality of life & development vitally depends on hearing, and it helps them learn to read, enjoy music and receive warnings of approaching harm. Now, having this kind of difficulty holding a child to cope with many of life’s challenges and opportunities without a good hearing. As an audiologist, parents should understand how your child hears, how to prevent hearing loss and what to do in those situations if you suspect a hearing loss.
Note: Hearing loss often goes undetected, so it’s best to recognize the signs and get prevention tips to protect your hearing healthily.
Symptoms (young children)
No sudden response to loud sounds or sometimes the child doesn’t even respond when someone really calls them in between.
This is way serious, the child misunderstands instructions or seems inattentive or doesn’t feel like responding to their behaviour.
And often clear signs where the child raises the TV volume up and enjoys their activities without ever knowing they’re disturbing others.
An obvious sign where the child gives consecutively wrong answers because of misunderstanding or limited vocabulary skills.
Last but not least, the thing you need to look out for when the child gets frustrated in noisy environments or during group activities.
Tips for Protection:
- Avoid putting your children to an outside noisy place where the sound is intolerable. If the sound is intolerable by you, the same can be with your child.
- Don’t expose your child to louder sounds for a long amount of time as it causes their eardrums to shake from within which in turn afterwards annoy them.
- Don’t let your child play high-quality music or headphones, so be especially mindful if you are using headphones to listen to music or lower the volume of the TV.
- If your child has earwax, avoid using sharp objects to clear. Doing so may damage the eardrum. At some stage of life, the ears itself self-clean system where the inner ear canal skin migrates outer wards, ultimately taking the earwax along with it.
- This is interesting and very important: Try to avoid your children playing toys that emit loud sounds and also make sure that they don’t unnecessarily hold them close to their ears.
The Audiology Clinic is a private independent diagnostic audiology practice. The specialists at the audiology clinic provide prevention, assessment and management of people with hearing, tinnitus and balance (vertigo/dizziness) disorders. All patients attending the audiology clinic are seen by Doctor of Audiology Dr Deepak Kumar.