Symptoms may defer depending on the degree of hearing loss.
In babies, some common symptoms maybe:
In children, some common symptoms maybe:
Universal Newborn Hearing Screen is done for all babies born in Singapore. It is a basic hearing test to identify babies with hearing loss so that intervention
can start as early as possible.
When a baby fails their hearing screen, they are referred to an ENT specialist who will assess and perform more tests. Early intervention is needed to prevent further complications
such as speech delay.
The causes of hearing loss are myriad. A lot of congenital hearing loss is as a result of genetic causes.
Acquired hearing loss (hearing loss that results after birth) can be due to infection.
Depending on the cause of hearing loss, some conditions such as ear infections are reversible. Other causes of hearing loss such as congenital hearing loss is
What happens if my child is diagnosed with hearing loss?
If hearing loss is diagnosed, you should work closely with your doctor to ensure that the child’s development of speech, language and social skills are not affected. There may be intervention required for your child to attain their full potential.