Hearing Loss & Children

Most Deaf children (approximately 90%) are born to hearing parents.


How We Hear

The ear is made up of three different sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. These parts work together so we can hear and process sounds. The outer ear, or pinna (the part you can see), picks up sound waves that then travel down the ear canal.


DeafHear: Newly Diagnosed Children



Sound is an invisible vibration. It travels in waves, spreading outwards from the source of the sound. Sounds are different both in loudness and pitch, often known as frequency.


Children & Hearing Aids

Some children will accept use of the aid from the first day, while some will not accept the hearing aid without kicking, screaming and throwing a tantrum. New-born hearing screening means that for most children hearing aids are fitted in infancy, and there is usually no difficulty in the child acclimatising to the aids.


Roles of Professionals

Audio logical Scientist (Audiologist)
Speech Therapist
Visiting Teacher for the Deaf
Social Worker for the Deaf




Q. My child has recently been diagnosed with a hearing loss, what next?
Q. When my child was diagnosed with a hearing loss, I felt a variety of emotions. Is this usual?





more...1-2 children per thousand are born with a hearing loss.


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