Is it really already time to start talking about back to school? It seems like just yesterday we were making plans and talking about staying safe in the hot summer sun. But it’s true, kids start heading back to school next week and it’s back to the grind for everyone. Since it is back-to-school time, we here at Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates think it’s a great time to have your kid’s hearing checked.
Kids learn how to speak by mimicking sounds and words they hear people around them saying. But if your kid has trouble hearing or can’t hear at all, the development of language takes a lot longer. Slowly developed language is also often misdiagnosed as something other than hearing problems, as most people don’t know they have hearing loss at first.
There are several causes for hearing loss in children, and fortunately a lot of them are reversible. The important thing is catching it early and acting quickly to reverse it. At Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates, we can perform hearing tests and recommend treatment plans to ensure your child has a successful school year. All you have to do is call.