How is your child’s hearing?

August 27th, 2013

Cases of the baby flu and other ailments can take a toll on you and your baby, but have you thought to check up on your baby's hearing?

Hearing Awareness Week is taking place in Australia so what better time to make sure that you and your family's hearing is healthy.

According to Jenny Macklin, minister for disability reform, one in six Australians are affected by hearing loss, amounting to around 3.5 million people, including a number of children.

"Hearing impairment in infancy can affect language development and comprehension and if untreated, it can affect a child's participation at school," said Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers Amanda Rishworth.

There is assistance from the government and organisations out there for families with a young child with hearing impairment, including access to help with speech pathology and audiology, so parents shouldn't feel afraid or alone. Access to these services is important for giving kids with a hearing impairment a great start in life and, like with most things, the earlier the treatment begins the better.

Take your child for a hearing check and you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with the certainty of a result.

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