Children with unilateral hearing loss occupy a “gray area” between normal hearing and what is typically thought of as hearing-impaired children. Treating these children requires a comprehensive, individualized approach.
Children with unilateral hearing loss occupy a “gray area” between normal hearing and what is typically thought of as hearing-impaired children. A review of research shows the unique difficulties these children face in their daily lives.
Historically, conversations about hearing loss have focused on the ear. With current knowledge of neuroplasticity and auditory deprivation, our counselling narratives should be based on the brain.
Children who are hard of hearing are an under-researched population. What is the impact of early identification and intervention, as well as hearing aid technology, on outcomes for these children?
Working to improve hearing healthcare for children in Vietnam, a team of volunteers went to a rural region to train audiology technicians and assist with fitting children with hearing aids.
Children can benefit from automatic technology in a greater range of acoustic environments.
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