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My daughter has had a hearing disability since birth, will this affect her speech development?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on Dx & Rx
The effect of a given hearing loss on speach and language development depends on the interplay of diagnosis (how bad) & intervention:early childhood and speech rx & success of amplification if indicated.
Many states have instituted universal newborn screening to help sort out those in need of early work. Most that are identified early & treated have a good outcome.

In brief: Depends on Dx & Rx
The effect of a given hearing loss on speach and language development depends on the interplay of diagnosis (how bad) & intervention:early childhood and speech rx & success of amplification if indicated.
Many states have instituted universal newborn screening to help sort out those in need of early work. Most that are identified early & treated have a good outcome.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: While seeking a
Medical/genetic etiology (cause), enrollment in your state's early intervention program is advisable, even in early infancy.

In brief: While seeking a
Medical/genetic etiology (cause), enrollment in your state's early intervention program is advisable, even in early infancy.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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