Many children are born with some level of sensory loss. For others, however, this may develop over time. When left untreated, these issues can often become worse, and in some instances, may result in permanent damage. This is why it’s important for children to receive annual sensory screening from trained specialists.
Hearing Issues and the Importance of Regular ScreeningsFor every 1,000 children that are born in the United States, approximately two or three have a detectable level of hearing loss in either one or both ears. In cases where an early diagnosis can be made, these children may be able to benefit from a variety of interventions.
In the absence of an existing hearing loss diagnosis, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that children should have their hearing screened for the