Doctors say it could take years to detect hearing loss in children

By WEEK Producer

April 17, 2014 Updated Apr 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM CDT

Doctors say it could take years for hearing loss to show up in a child.

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say parents may not notice their child has a hearing problem until they start to speak. They say by age two a child should be putting two words together.

Detecting hearing loss early in a child is critical.

"The earlier you detect the hearing loss and the earlier you get the hearing aid fitting and start speech and language therapy, the better the children are doing over a long time, a long period of time," said Dr. Samantha Anne of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Anne says if you any questions about your child's hearing, you can present them to your pediatrician.

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