Conditions + Treatments

Treatments for Hearing Loss in Children

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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

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