Most children hear and listen from the moment they are born. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But about 2 or 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing.
In addition to noise-induced hearing loss, other types of hearing impairment can affect people during their teen years. Unlike hearing loss that's caused by noise, though, these types of hearing loss are not preventable.
Read this informative article from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to learn about how speech and language develop in babies and young children and what to do if you believe your child’s speech may be delayed.
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