Otology, Neurotology, & Hearing Center

Dallas and Frisco, TX
Main Phone: 972-566-7600
Hearing Center: 972-566-7359
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The Hearing Center at Dallas Ear Institute is a leading center in the care of ear and hearing problems.

HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN

Hearing loss affects 1 to 3 infants per 1000 births and is the most common congenital sensory disorder. There are about 170 million children with hearing loss worldwide. This number increases when fluctuating hearing loss from ear infections, high frequency hearing loss and unilateral hearing loss are included.

DISCOVERING YOUR CHILD’S HEARING

Babies learn language early by experiencing the world around them through the use of all their senses. Children learn to speak by hearing themselves and others talk. Hearing helps your child learn to read, appreciate music, and receive warnings for safety. With hearing loss, your child will have difficulty dealing with challenges and opportunities at home and in school.

Your child’s quality of life and development depend on hearing. Your child’s hearing loss does not hinder him or her from being able to enjoy all the sounds of life if amplification and support are provided early. With early diagnosis and intervention, children will have access to speech, language, and important sounds.

If you suspect that your child has a hearing loss, contact us at 972-566-7359 to schedule an appointment to test your child’s hearing.

HOW DOES THE EAR WORK?

The ear is a very complex sensory organ. The process of hearing includes both the ear and the brain. Sound is made up of tiny vibrations in the air. The ear changes the sound vibrations into a signal that can be understood by the brain. The brain plays an important part in converting the sounds into meaningful information.