Listen up, little ears

Our pediatric audiologist is committed to helping little ears hear.

Hearing loss can happen at any age and negatively impact speech and language development, communication, learning and social skills.

Our pediatric audiologist, Dr. Megan McMahon, is an expert in children’s hearing care. She can evaluate your child’s hearing, provide hearing aid counseling and evaluations, and discuss custom ear protection.
 

Services

  • Hearing care
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, modifications and repairs
  • Hearing aid counseling
  • Custom hearing protection and swim plugs
 


Kids and hearing loss

Early detection and intervention of hearing loss is important for children’s education success. Even mild hearing loss can have an impact on a child’s speech and language development.

A growing number of teens and kids have damaged their hearing by prolonged exposure to loud noise. In fact, 1 in 5 kids ages 12 to 19 is suffering from hearing loss — an increase of 31 percent since the late 1980s and early 1990s.


Signs of hearing loss

The signs and symptoms of hearing loss can vary from child to child. Parents should watch for the following signs of hearing loss in their children:

  • Lack of attention to sounds
  • Failure to follow simple directions
  • Failure to respond when his or her name is called
  • Delays in speech and language development
  • Pulling or scratching at his or her ears
  • Difficulty with academic achievements, mainly reading and math
  • Social isolation and feeling unhappy at school
  • Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise
 

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