Learn About Hearing Loss


Wyoming Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

What Are Some Signs of Hearing Loss?

The signs and symptoms of hearing loss are different for different children.  If you see any of these signs, consult your child’s Doctor, Audiologist, Public Health Nurse, Child Development Center, or other Professional(s) you feel appropriate: Does not startle, move, … Continue

Types of Hearing Loss

There are 4 basic types of hearing loss: Conductive Hearing Loss is caused by problems in the outer and/or middle ear.  This type of hearing loss may be permanent or temporary.  It can often times be medically or surgically corrected. Sensorineural … Continue

Late Onset Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can happen at any time during life… from before birth to adulthood… Late Onset Hearing Loss (LOHL) is when a child develops a hearing loss sometime after birth but before entering kindergarten.  Your child may pass his/her hearing … Continue

Infant Hearing Loss Facts

Every day, 33 babies (or 12,000 each year) are born in the United States with permanent hearing loss.  With 3 of every 1,000 newborns having a hearing loss, it is the most frequently occurring birth defect. In a 1988 report … Continue

General Risk Factors

The following are Risk Factors often associated with infant and childhood hearing loss.  If one or more of the items below apply, your child may be at risk for hearing loss.  If you have questions regarding any of these risk factors or feel … Continue

Early Intervention Guide

Developmental Stages of Hearing

The following is a list of some things a baby with normal hearing should be able to do: Birth to 3 Months of Age: Blinks or jumps when there is a sudden, loud noise Quiets or smiles when spoken to … Continue

Congenital causes of hearing loss

There are many possible causes of hearing loss in children.  Some causes are congenital (present at birth), while others are acquired (cause of hearing loss happens sometime after birth).  Acquired hearing loss is also known as Late Onset Hearing Loss … Continue

Childhood Noise Risks

As a parent/caregiver, it is important to do what you can to keep your child’s ears healthy.  One way to do this is to monitor the noise levels that your child is exposed to. Even brief exposure to loud sounds can … Continue

Basic Types of Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Loss is caused by problems in the outer and/or middle ear.  This type of hearing loss may be permanent or temporary.  It can often times be medically or surgically corrected. Sensorineural Hearing Loss is caused by problems in the cochlea … Continue

Acquired causes of hearing loss

There are many possible causes of hearing loss in children.  Some causes are congenital (present at birth), while others are acquired (cause of hearing loss happens sometime after birth).  Acquired hearing loss is also known as Late Onset Hearing Loss … Continue