Hearing impairment is prevalent in a significant proportion of newborns and young children. It often goes undetected till the child is older. However the ability of the child’s brain to adapt and learn new language is maximal in the first few years of life. Delay in identification and thus delay in correction of this hearing loss will lead to lack of stimulation in that child and affects overall development.
Intervention is vital during this very early time because the child learns and develops at the fastest rate during the first 3 years of life. It’s important not to miss out on this crucial part of your child’s development, as it may be more difficult to teach skills to your child as he or she gets older.