Hearing Loss Affects Children's Language and Brain Development Negatively

Hearing Loss Affects Children's Language and Brain Development Negatively
Hearing Loss Affects Children's Language and Brain Development Negatively

A malfunction that may occur in the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear and auditory nerves that make up the hearing system can cause hearing loss. Reminding that although the person has normal hearing, auditory processing disorder may occur when he or she has problems in understanding speech, Demant Hearing Health Group Companies Education Manager, Audiology Doctor Bahtiyar Çelikgün said, "Even a very mild hearing loss, which may occur especially during periods when language development is critical, or during school periods, may occur in children. It can negatively affect language, speech and brain development.

According to current studies conducted by TUIK, it is stated that approximately 2 percent of children between the ages of 17-2 have hearing loss. Demant Hearing Health Group Companies Training Manager, Doctor Audiologist Bahtiyar Çelikgün said that children who cannot be diagnosed with newborn hearing screening at an early stage may also experience hearing loss in the later periods. . While the incidence of auditory processing disorder in children is between 2 and 3 percent, this rate is 2 times more common in boys. Therefore, it is very important to consider the feedback of the environment and teachers.”

You may have a latent hearing loss if you repeat what has been said often.

Stating that hearing tests play a role in determining the type and degree of hearing loss, medical and acoustic solutions can be offered as a result of the evaluation, Demant Hearing Health Group Companies Training Manager, Doctor Odyologist Bahtiyar Çelikgün said, "Hidden hearing loss may occur due to noise or damage to the inner ear structures with age. “If you have difficulty in understanding speech in noisy environments and need to repeat what has been said frequently, you may have a hidden hearing loss that should not be ignored. In this sense, even if people's hearing tests are performed, their hearing thresholds can be ignored because they are mostly within normal limits. In order to prevent latent hearing loss, care should be taken not to be in loud and noisy environments a lot, and to wear ear protection if you are in such environments. In addition to the regular hearing test, you should have your hearing checked and review your precautions with speech tests and noise comprehension tests. If you have difficulty in making sense of what you hear even though you do not have a hearing loss, you should apply to university and research hospitals for further examinations.

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