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Summer 2022 Newsletter – Pediatric Hearing Loss
Fortunately, hearing loss is typically diagnosed at an early age in Kansas. The state newborn hearing screening program and pediatric audiograms help identify those children at risk of hearing loss and its potential consequences. Delayed speech and language acquisition, poor communications skills, and education delays may occur without optimal treatment. Hearing loss can occur anywhere within the auditory pathway, and identifying the anatomical location, type, and severity of the hearing loss will help determine the optimal treatment plan.