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Adolescent Hearing Loss

It’s a good thing that hearing aid technology is developing too. Because of loud music and machinery, more people need hearing aids at a younger age than ever before. And since hearing loss is also a common birth defect – about 12,000 babies are born with hearing defects each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – it’s important to evaluate your child’s hearing at an early age.

Have your child’s hearing professionally evaluated at regular doctor’s appointments, or make an appointment with an audiologist about once a year until he or she turns ten, and then once every other year until the age of eighteen.