Kids and hearing loss Pediatric-friendly products and program offerings designed to help you tackle your child's hearing loss head-on. If your child has been diagnosed with hearing loss, or maybe you have noticed a potential problem, it's important to seek help from a hearing healthcare professional as soon as possible. Studies show that early intervention can help improve language development, increase academic success and enhance lifetime opportunities.
Hearing sounds as clearly and distinctly as possible is the key to developing speech. When children experience a full, rich range of sounds all day long, they have a better grasp of both complex language and the world around them.
It might seem obvious, but it's easier to make friends and be part of the group when you can hear the other kids – and confidence to participate or lead comes from being able to hear well.
Your hearing professional is your partner and resource in your child's hearing journey. They can provide both general information about hearing loss as well as testing and product recommendations specific for your child's needs
The primary goal for babies and toddlers is for them to hear and process the widest possible range of sounds. But when a child starts school, noise management and directional processing becomes much more important. With Starkey hearing aids, you get features designed to accommodate a range of ages. Your hearing professional will enable the features that are appropriate for your child.
Kids learn better when they can hear the teacher. Most school districts provide an FM system for children with hearing loss. An FM system is like a one-way radio. The teacher wears a small microphone, and a receiver is plugged into the back of the child’s hearing aid so he or she can hear everything the teacher says without having to worry about the classroom noise interfering.