How a hearing impairment (HI) can affect communication
The severity and type of hearing loss will
affect the degree to which difficulties may impact on the child's
development of speech, language and communication.
A child with a significant hearing loss may
- Unclear / delayed speech and language
- Poor social skills
- Poor understanding as compared to their peer
- Poor listening skills.
- Development of speech, language and
communication can be supported by:
- Early diagnosis
- Early and effective use of amplification
- Early professional intervention
- Good family support
- At school-age – good access to the curriculum
via assistive listening devices (fm systems)
- Acoustic-friendly listening
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