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Most frequently asked questions and answers

A soon as possible.

For infants , whose hearing loss is diagonised  by three months after birth and rehabilitation started by six  months of age, it is possible to develop speech and language similar to those with normal hearing.

Any delay will affect the speech and hearing of your child.

Have your child’s ear and hearing tested at the nearest health care center or clinic. Usually ENT doctors and audiologists can check ears and hearing. If you are not sure where to go, ask a local health worker or doctor for guidance.

  Hearing can tested at all ages. New born babies can be tested within a few days of birth. Children up to the age of 5 years can have their hearing checked using;

  • Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)
  • Audiotory Brainstem response testing (ABR)
  • Behaviour observation audiometry (BOA)

In children over the age five, hearing can be checked using a pure tone audiometry test.

Make sure that when you are speaking to your child you;

  • Face him/her
  • are in a well lit house so that the child can see your lips and expressions
  • keep the background noise low or move to a quiet place
  • speak clearly and slowly
  • do not shout

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