Even if a hearing loss was not detected during your child’s infant screening, it is important to continually monitor speech and language development in order to identify a potential later loss as soon as possible. Early detection is crucial because undetected hearing loss has a direct effect on the development of speech and language in young children. The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has developed a helpful checklist that will help you to detect any hearing or speech problems in your child at a very young age. 


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