Congenital hearing loss is a hearing loss present at birth. It can include hereditary hearing loss or hearing loss due to other factors present either in-utero (prenatal) or at the time of birth.
Symptoms of hearing loss may include:
• Certain sounds seem too loud
• Difficulty following conversations when two or more people are talking
• Difficulty hearing in noisy areas
• Hard to tell high-pitched sounds (such as "s" or "th") from one another
• Less trouble hearing men's voices than women's voices
• Problems hearing when there is background noise
• Voices that sound mumbled or slurred
Other symptoms include:
• Feeling of being off-balance or dizzy (more common with Meniere's disease and acoustic neuroma)
• Pressure in the ear (in fluid behind the eardrum)
• Ringing or buzzing sound in the ears (tinnitus)
• Physical Exam
• General screening tests
• Pure tone Audiogram is a hearing test used to determine the presence or absence of hearing loss. If hearing loss is present, the audiologist will be able to determine both type and degree of hearing loss.
Depending on the nature of the disorder, a hearing aid or other amplification device may be necessary.
The Aadil Hospital audiologist will guide you and your child through every step of the selection, fitting, use and care of these devices.