Even mild hearing loss as a child can have long-term effects on how the brain processes sound.
How common is hearing loss in children?
Each year approximately 6000 children are born with hearing loss in South Africa.
2 out of every 100 children living in South Africa have profound hearing loss.
The most important thing to know is that hearing ability helps a child develop her speech and language skills. It’s critical to make sure you child’s hearing loss is treated appropriately, to reduce the impact that hearing loss has on her education.