Most classroom learning involves listening to the teacher, and if your child struggles with undiagnosed hearing loss, he struggles with learning. Effective treatment following early diagnosis will allow your child to learn and progress with his peers. Identifying the problem is the key. If you have concerns about your child’s ability to hear, call 865-982-8557 today for an appointment with a Blount Hearing & Speech pediatric audiologist in Knoxville, Tennessee.
There are some recognizable signs that your child may be missing what is said in the classroom due to hearing loss.
- Low performance in the lecture-based subjects
- Low desire for involvement in class participation
- Lower grades as result of missed communication
- Little desire to socialize
- A general lack of attention when someone speaks
Hearing screenings for school-age children are a vital tool in identifying hearing loss. Hearing loss affects a child’s capacity for developing speech, language and communication skills, and for learning in a classroom setting. To make sure that your child gains the best benefits of her education, have her hearing tested at Blount Hearing & Speech in Knoxville, TN.
Blount’s audiologist, in addition to being a hearing specialist, is also a kid specialist! Hearing evaluations are safe, short, pain-free and age-appropriate for children. Hearing impairment, however slight, shouldn’t go uncorrected. If hearing loss is discovered during testing, the doctor will discuss with you the findings, diagnosis and treatment. Before your child falls behind in school due to an undetected hearing problem, come in for a screening. At Blount Hearing & Speech, we’re with you every step of the way to hearing health.