So moms, you’ve just gone through 9 months of housing a little lodger, given birth, had to very quickly adjust to your new role working 24/7 shifts, and just when you think you’ve got it all in check, someone says, “Have you had their hearing tested yet?”
We know the struggles you go through when you become a new parent, and yes, there really is a lot to take in all at once.
Let us reassure you that the aim of this blog is not to add to that pressure, just to politely inform you of good practice that could be invaluable to your child’s hearing health later down the line.
The time is now
With 2-3 out of a 1,000 babies being diagnosed with hearing problems every year in the USA, not identifying the problems early can lead to children growing up with significant speech and language delays.
Where in the past, doctors couldn’t identify a child’s hearing deficiency until they were 2 years old, a huge advancement in technology (otoacoustic emissions and automated auditory brainstem response to be exact) means that they can now identify any damage/trouble within 6 months of being born.
That said, to ensure everything’s ship shape and that your child’s development will run smoothly, we strongly recommend you to book our NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING as soon as you can.
To reserve your slot, call our friendly team at 281-444-9800 or fill out our contact form here.
Don’t leave it to chance. Get it sorted today and enjoy the peace of mind that another thing has been ticked off your list!
We hope to see you here very soon.
Dr. Lacey Brooks received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 2003, and earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009. She completed her clinical internships and residency at various facilities within Houston Medical Center. Dr. Brooks is a professional member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA), and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also the vice president of the Louisiana State University Houston Chapter Alumni Association.