Hearing Loss is a hidden handicap that is often ignored. It can be detected through formal assessment. The incidence increases with age and affects 1/3 of those above 65 years of age. Three in 1000 babies born in Singapore have significant hearing impairment. Often, their parents have normal hearing. These children are at risk of delays in speech, language, intellectual, social and emotional development.
Every hearing impaired child should have a comprehensive hearing test and early intervention to ensure integration into the mainstream society.
The treatment options for Hearing Loss are as follows: