The Importance Of Early Detection Of Hearing Loss

Young,man,with,symptom,of,hearing,loss,on,color,backgroundThe Importance Of Early Detection Of Hearing Loss

Detecting hearing loss before it gets worse is a key to improving your quality of life.

Communication Difficulties

Communication is the ability to convey information, thought and meaning via verbal, non-verbal or written means. If there is a breakdown in any of these forms of communication it is called a communication disorder. A person can have a communication disorder as a receptive (understanding) problem or an expressive (verbal, non-verbal and written) problem. It can be caused by a variety of things including neurological damage. It can also be the result of genetics or a traumatic event such as a brain injury. When hearing loss is not diagnosed and treated early it can cause serious problems with communication. It can also make it difficult to hear the tone of voice, expression and gestures of others, which can lead to misinterpretation or misunderstanding.

A Need For Increased Volume

A louder, higher, and more pronounced sound could make all the difference for a deaf or hard of hearing person. This is a particularly true for children with a neurological condition known as dyslexia, which is characterized by difficulty processing and interpreting what they hear. As you might expect, this condition can also have a negative impact on speech and communication in general. The best way to counteract these effects is to practice ear centered communication (ECC) techniques and be sure to speak clearly and in unison with your peers. Fortunately, this is not as difficult as it sounds, as long as you don’t try to speak too loudly or in a noisy environment. You’ll find that most of the time, your friends and family will be more than happy to oblige.

Change in Your Social Life And Well-Being

People who have hearing loss often have difficulty participating in social interactions. They may stop attending family reunions, birthday parties, weddings or vacations because they can’t hear well enough to participate. These changes can lead to social isolation and depression. In addition, untreated hearing loss can contribute to a lowered energy level and reduce a person’s desire to be around other people.

Delayed Development

Hearing loss can have a serious impact on a child’s development, as it causes delays in speech and language. This is why it is crucial to detect hearing loss before it gets worse and to get your child tested as soon as possible. The earlier a child is identified and receives intervention, the less impact it will have on their social life, communication and learning. It is also important to note that early detection of a hearing loss is the best way to protect your child from everyday hazards. This includes getting them medically treated as soon as they experience a ear infection and using a hearing aid to help them hear clearly.