In the first few years of life, hearing is a critical part of our kids’ social, emotional and cognitive development. Hearing loss is a common birth defect, affecting about 1 to 3 out of every 1,000 babies. Hearing loss can come at any age from infections, trauma, medications or unknown causes. Even minimal or partial hearing loss can affect a child's ability to speak and understand language. The good news is, hearing problems can be treated if they're caught early. So it's important to get your child's hearing screened early and tested regularly.
It’s also important to protect your child’s ears and hearing. Soundwave Hearing Care offers many different forms of hearing protection for children, ranging from volume-limiting earbuds to swim moulds. Contact us today to discuss what best suits your child’s needs.
If you’d like to schedule a hearing test for children in Grande Prairie, choose Soundwave Hearing Care. Even if your newborn passes the hearing screening, continue to watch for signs that hearing is normal.
Some hearing milestones your child should reach in the first year of life include:
Most newborn infants startle or “jump” to sudden loud noises
By 3 months, a baby usually recognizes a parent’s voice
By 6 months, an infant can usually turn his or her eyes or head toward a sound
By 12 months, a child can usually imitate some sounds and produce a few words, such as mama or bye-bye
As your baby grows into a toddler, signs of hearing loss may include:
Limited, poor or no speech
Often increases the volume on the TV
Fails to respond to conversation-level speech or answers inappropriately to speech
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If hearing tests have shown that your child would benefit from hearing aids for children, Soundwave Hearing Care presents a range of options. Having a custom fit, personalized hearing aid is critical in childhood. A comfortable, properly-fitting hearing aid will instill a lifetime of proper hearing aid use, helping your child stay active and engaged with the world.
We offer a range of hearing aids for children, including:
Receiver-in-canal hearing aids
Completely-in-canal hearing aids
In-the-canal hearing aids
In-the-ear hearing aids
Behind-the-ear hearing aids
Together, we’ll find a hearing aid that fits you and your child’s needs perfectly. Soundwave Hearing Care’s Audiologists specialize in testing and assisting kids with hearing concerns and work closely with doctors, educators and speech/language pathologists. Visit one of our locations in Calgary, Lethbridge, High River or Grande Prairie today to get started!