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How can a hearing test help a child?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: The most important time for a child to learn language is in the first 3 years of life. In fact, children begin learning speech and language in the first 6 months of life. Research suggests that children with hearing loss who get help early develop better language skills than those who don’t. The earlier you know about a child’s hearing loss, the sooner you can make sure your child benefits from st.

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What is a hearing test like for a child?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hearing test: For a 4--5-year-old child, peicture audiometry is good to use. For older children, pure tone audiometry is preferred. For younger children especially from the newborn period, hearing test using otoacoustic evoked potential is best.

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