Children with Hearing Loss

  • Patricia A. Prelock
  • Tiffany L. Hutchins
Part of the Best Practices in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Care book series (BPCABHC)


The focus of this chapter is hearing loss in children. It briefly describes the development of normal hearing, the anatomy of the auditory system, the hearing impairments primary healthcare providers are likely to see, and the impact those hearing impairments have on communication. Common approaches to assessing hearing in children are explained, and preventive steps to hearing loss are provided. Intervention strategies that can be used to enhance auditory function, communication, and learning success are highlighted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia A. Prelock
    • 1
  • Tiffany L. Hutchins
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Nursing & Health SciencesUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication Sciences & DisordersUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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