Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Presents Better Hearing and Speech Awareness Brought to you by The Stork’s Landing Maternity Center

July 10, 2012 by Kendra Walker

Did you know that more than 5 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a hearing, speech or language disorder? Yet, there are many parents who are unsure about what to do when they suspect their child may be affected. To raise awareness on children’s communication disorders and promote treatment, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center’s Stork’s Landing Maternity Center reminds parents and caregivers that typical signs of hearing loss can include:

  • Inconsistent response to sound.
  • Delayed language and speech development.
  • Unclear speech.
  • Does not respond when called.
  • Frequently misunderstands what is said and wants things repeated.

Parents and caregivers should also know that hearing disorders can be treated through different strategies. There have been numerous technological advancements made in this field, including hearing aids and other assistive-listening devices. If you think your child may have a speech, language or hearing disorder, please consult your pediatrician to discuss treatment options.