Treatments for Hearing Loss in Children

Some hearing problems are medically or surgically correctable. Other hearing problems are treated with hearing aids and speech and language therapy.

The three most common types of treatment are:

  • Use of hearing aids: These electronic or battery-operated devices can amplify and change sound. A microphone receives the sound and converts it into sound waves. Then, the sound waves are converted into electrical signals.

  • Cochlear implant: This is a surgically placed appliance that helps to transmit electrical stimulation to the inner ear. Only certain children are candidates for this type of device. Ask your child's physician for more information.

  • Training in ASL and lip reading