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Hearing Loss in Children

About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children have hearing loss in one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral) at birth. Early detection and management of hearing loss are very important and will help a child stay on track with developmental milestones. - CHOP

Deep Dive into Hearing Loss in Children


About Hearing Loss in Children

The hearing and listening parts of the brain depend on consistent access to sounds and voices in the environment in order for a child to best develop speech and language, learn, and socialize. Hearing loss can be caused by conditions that affect any part of the ear and can interrupt or limit the brain’s access to sound and ability to understand speech. For more information, visit CHOP Hearing Loss in Children webpage.

Maryland Treatment Centers

The iHeardd clinic at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore specializes in identifying and treating hearing concerns in newborns who have or are at risk for hearing loss. For more information, visit the iHeardd clinic webpage.

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