Hearing loss or impairment is often missed in children and it can affect the child’s speech and language development, and may present with behavioral and learning problems.
An ENT doctor will be able to examine the ear with an otoscope or microscope to assess the condition of the ear canal and ear drums. The ENT doctor will then do an age appropriate hearing test to check the hearing status of your child. A hearing test can be done as early as infancy.
Depending on the cause and severity of the hearing loss, various treatment options are available.