About Hearing Loss & Spoken Language Development
A child’s hearing is developed at around 20 weeks gestation. For children born with a hearing loss, they have already missed out on several months of auditory stimulation. Access to the sounds of speech and language are necessary for development of a child’s auditory centres of the brain. For information on how a hearing loss affects speech and language development, visit asha.org.
A Speech, Language and Hearing Milestones checklist is available through Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. If you have any concerns about your child’s hearing, you should contact your doctor and arrange for your child’s hearing to be tested as soon as possible.
If your child has been diagnosed with a hearing loss and you are looking for Auditory-Verbal Therapy to support in the development of listening and spoken language, please contact us.