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Your Baby's Hearing and Communicative Development Checklist
It's important to know what to expect as your baby grows, because hearing problems can delay the development of voice, speech, and language skills
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
What to Do if Your Baby's Screening Reveals a Possible Hearing Problem
Remember, the hearing screening is only the first step. If the screening reveals that your baby may have hearing loss, the next step is to schedule an appointment for a follow-up examination with an audiologist (aw-dee-AH-luh-jist) before your baby is 3 months old.
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
What Is Voice? What Is Speech? What Is Language?
The functions, skills, and abilities of voice, speech, and language are related. Some dictionaries and textbooks use the terms almost interchangeably. But it is important to distinguish among them.
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
What Is Cough?
A cough is a natural reflex that protects your lungs. Coughing helps clear your airways of lung irritants, such as smoke and mucus (a slimy substance). This helps prevent infections. A cough also can be a symptom of a medical problem.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Primary signs of the disorder include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
What Is a Tracheostomy?
A tracheostomy (TRA-ke-OS-to-me) is a surgically made hole that goes through the front of your neck and into your trachea (TRA-ke-ah), or windpipe. The hole is made to help you breathe
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Vocal Fold Paralysis
Vocal fold paralysis (also known as vocal cord paralysis) is a voice disorder that occurs when one or both of the vocal folds don't open or close properly. Single vocal fold paralysis is a common disorder. Paralysis of both vocal folds is rare and can be life threatening.
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma) and Neurofibromatosis
A vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma, acoustic neurinoma, or acoustic neurilemoma) is a benign, usually slow-growing tumor that develops from the balance and hearing nerves supplying the inner ear
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
Usher Syndrome
Usher syndrome is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait that affects both hearing and vision. The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or RP.
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
Usher Syndrome
Usher syndrome is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait that affects both hearing and vision. The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or RP.
National Eye Institute
Tinnitus
Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
Teaching Tweens About Hearing Protectors
Children ages 8 to 12, or tweens, are becoming more independent and spending more time without direct adult supervision. They also ask for a greater say in their activities, music, and clothes.
NIDCD Information Clearinghouse
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