Saturday, May 15, 2010
Unilateral Hearing Loss
This article is just one example of many studies that have recently been done to show the effects of hearing loss in one ear. There are many professionals out there who still believe that if a child has hearing in one ear then they can learn language normally and function well in the classroom. Please be aware that this is not true. Bilateral hearing (hearing in both ears) gives children a major advantage in learning language and developing good speech patterns. As parents and professionals who are armed with this knowledge, we need to be advocates for these children by raising awareness and spreading research such as this.