Hearing Aids For Children

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At Harley Street Hearing, we offer many different types of hearing aids for children. Hearing loss is often associated with people of an older age, but it also affects children. Hearing aids for kids are specifically designed so that your children can live a normal life doing all the things a healthy and happy child should. From water resistant to invisible hearing aids for children, we offer the very best, so no matter the occasion, regardless of the event, your children can run, jump, splash and play just as well as their peers.

Hearing Aids for Children: The Discovery Process

Discovering your child has hearing loss can be an emotional taxing experience. Although a change of lifestyle will be somewhat necessary, you need not worry. The options available when it comes for hearing aids for kids are growing year-on-year, your child can live without fearing any stigma or feelings of isolation. By accepting that hearing aids for your children may be the most suitable option, you can begin learning more about their condition, and review the different types of hearing aids available. You don’t have to go it alone either. When it comes to the more complex decisions, our expert audiologists can guide you through the selection process while offering their professional advice.

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Hearing Aids for Kids: How to Recognise Hearing Loss 

If you are your child’s primary carer, it is likely that you’ll be the first person to notice any hearing problems. There are various ways that hearing loss in children presents initially. This can include lack of or minimal responses, taking a long time to learn how to speak or if they often misunderstand what you are saying.

Some tell-tale signs that you may need to seek out hearing aids for your child include the following: 

  • Says “what?”, “pardon?”, or “huh?” frequently 
  • Does not always respond when called 
  • Appears inattentive or prone to daydreaming 
  • Has the TV set at a high volume 
  • Talks too loudly 
  • Has unclear speech or mispronounces words 
  • Becomes unsettled at school 
  • Is often tired, grumpy, frustrated, or overactive 
  • Struggles with reading, spelling and phonics 
  • Struggles to hear in background noise 
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Hearing Aids For Children: What is Hearing Loss?

Approximately 3 children per 1000 are born with hearing loss. There are different hearing aids for children, depending on what type of hearing loss they have, and the severity of which they have it.

When it comes to children with fluctuating hearing loss, such as ear infections, high frequency hearing loss and unilateral loss, the number of children who have this is much higher, impacting roughly one in 10 children.

If your child has received a hearing loss diagnosis, you will naturally have many questions regarding hearing aids for children. We offer invisible hearing aids for children, so they do not have to feel self-conscious or excluded.

Hearing loss is categorised in many ways but other terms you may come across are “hard of hearing”, and “deaf”. Hard of hearing is the term used when the hearing loss is mild to severe, whereas deaf describes individuals who have profound hearing loss, or are unable to hear at all. Additionally, those with profound hearing loss may also have difficulties when it comes to speaking.

Choosing The right Hearing Aids for Kids

If your child suffers from any form of hearing loss, there are so many benefits from using appropriate technology, such as hearing aids for children. To benefit these should be fitted as soon as you are aware of your child’s hearing problem.

There are many different types of hearing aids for children for you to choose from and the choice of hearing aids depends on a number of factors. These include:

  • The level of your child’s hearing
  • The child’s needs
  • The needs of the child’s carer
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Why Choose Harley Street Hearing for Hearing Aids for Children

There are multiple benefits for choosing Harley Street Hearing for paediatric services:

  • Fast-track family access to high-quality hearing services for children and young people. 
  • Personalised management to support your child’s individual development; at home / school / college / university. 
  • Personalised management plan to restore hearing or manage hearing loss in a way that supports your child’s development. 
  • Highly qualified audiologists chosen for their empathy and expertise with children and young people.  

Contact Us Today for Different Types of Hearing Aids for Children

We see many generations within families so why not have a hearing test yourself. We offer many other hearing aid options separate to our hearing aids for children. Book in for a hearing consultation today and see exactly what we can do for you.

Call us on 020 7486 1053 or complete below.  We look forward to seeing you for a consultation.

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