Is your child suffering from hearing loss?

The Medical City

Posted at Jun 21 2019 05:21 PM

Apart from responding to light, touch, and taste, parents also have to make sure that their child can hear.

While some think it can be determined by shutting the door and seeing how they react to it, ENT doctor Dr. Nathaniel Yang stresses that such assessment is not well-grounded as it is a lot louder than normal speech. Hence, doing so could only turn out inaccurate and hazardous in the long run.

Genetics, excess consumption of antibiotics, mother’s exposure to measles during her first trimester of pregnancy, or meningitis are some of the causes of hearing loss, which can delay learning skills and hinder a child’s development.

According to Yang, it’s important to detect the disability early on in children's lives to prevent further damage, and this can be done precisely by having them checked by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. 

The Medical City (TMC) provides services that can examine an infant’s sense of hearing. If diagnosed with hearing loss, it can identify the source and determine ways that can break off the progress of the condition.

In case hearing aid does not work, TMC offers an innovative treatment option for deaf infants known as the cochlear implant. Ranging from P800,000 to P1,000,000, the procedure can aid in the function of impaired areas of the cochlea or inner ear, helping them respond to noise properly and acquire new skills.

To know more about hearing impairment and its treatments, visit The Medical City on Facebook and on their website.


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