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Hearing loss in children may occur unnoticed if the family isn’t knowledgeable about hearing loss and the child is not routinely seen for medical exams or by a school or a service provider. The child welfare caseworker may be in a position to spot a potential hearing loss and make an appropriate referral.

This PowerPoint describes:

Indicators of hearing loss when assessing children;

Hearing milestones by age;

The types of hearing loss;

Appropriate referrals if a hearing loss is suspected.

This PowerPoint can be useful not just for the caseworker’s knowledge, but may be useful in helping parents understand why the caseworker is recommending a hearing evaluation.


This study was supported in part by the SUNY Buffalo State Institute for Community Health Promotion Collaborative Research Initiative.

Hearing Loss in Children PowerPoint.pptx (130 kB)
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