Infant hearing loss can have a lifelong impact on learning and development, presenting particular challenges in communication and social relations. But major improvements in early diagnosis (in newborns!) and treatment are changing the life course of countless children.
Peggy Nelson, a professor of audiology at the University of Minnesota, has been doing research in this area of early intervention since 2000 and brings a wealth of information and experience to her conversation with Marti & Erin in this week’s Mom Enough show. She also addresses the impact of chronic ear infections, something Marti remembers (with chagrin) from Erin’s early childhood. In this guest appearance, Peggy is representing Mom Enough’s supporting partner, Help Me Grow, the place to turn if you have questions or concerns about your young child’s development.
What new things did you learn in this Mom Enough discussion of infant hearing loss? Why is it so crucial that hearing loss is diagnosed and treated in infancy when possible?
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To learn about newborn hearing screening in Minnesota, click here.
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For a transcript of this show, provided by Help Me Grow, click here.