Hearing, Speech, and Language
Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear
The main parts of the ear are the outer ear, the eardrum (tympanic membrane), the middle ear, and the inner ear.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Nose and Throat
A helpful guide to the nose, the sinuses, and the throat.
Age-Appropriate Speech and Hearing Milestones
A hearing problem may be suspected in a child who is not responding to sounds or who is not developing language skills appropriately.
Hearing Loss in Children
A look at the 3 different types of hearing loss, and what causes them.
Hearing Loss in Babies
Hearing loss in babies is rare in this country. But when it does happen, it's important to diagnose it early. Undetected hearing loss can delay speech and language development.
Types of Hearing Tests for Babies and Children
A look at the different types of hearing tests used for babies and children.
How to Manage Hearing Loss in Children
A look at the healthcare team members involved in diagnosing a child's hearing loss, and different ways of managing hearing loss.
Hearing Aids for Children
Hearing aids can help improve hearing and speech, especially in children with hearing loss in the inner ear caused by damaged hair cells or a damaged hearing nerve. Read on to learn about the types of hearing aids available, and what to think about before buying one.
Age-Appropriate Speech and Language Milestones
Here are guidelines on speech and language development that may help you decide if your child is experiencing hearing problems.
Signs of Problems in Speech, Language, and Hearing Development:
Detailed information on speech, language, and hearing problems during development