You’ve asked your child several times now to clean up his play area. He ignores you. You may think that your child is not listening to you, but is it possible he simply can’t hear you?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, about 71,000 children are diagnosed each year in this country with hearing loss and deafness.

Most children with congenital hearing loss have hearing impairment at birth and can be identified with newborn and infant hearing screening. However, some congenital hearing loss may not become evident until later in childhood.

Children who are hard of hearing will find it much more difficult than children with average hearing to learn vocabulary, grammar, word order, idiomatic expressions and other aspects of verbal communication.

Serving the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton areas for more than 20 years, our audiologists are dedicated to helping children with their hearing health care needs. St. Luke’s audiology services include a broad range of comprehensive hearing and balance evaluations and digital hearing aids sales and services for all children aged from newborns/infants through adolescents. We also offer competitive prices on hearing aids and services.