Hearing Problems in Children | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • My child’s hearing problem seemed to happen after he/she had an ear infection. Will it go away?
  • My young child doesn’t react when I clap or say his/her name. Could he/she have a hearing problem?
  • Many people in my family have hearing problems. How soon should I have my child tested?
  • If my child is deaf, how can I communicate with him/her?
  • I’ve heard about cochlear implants. Can you tell me about them?
  • Should my child have a hearing aid?
  • Will my child ever learn to talk?

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Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 05/95