Friday, August 3, 2012

Fun Fact Friday

Did you know that by the 20th week of gestation a baby's cochlea is fully formed?  That means by the time a child is born they already have 20 (ish) weeks of hearing experience!  That's why they show preference towards their mother's voices at such a young age.  It's also why it's so important to get a child fitted with hearing aids as soon as possible once a hearing loss is detected.  They're already 20 weeks behind so it's important to act quickly if you want your child to develop age-appropriate listening and speaking skills.


  1. Thank you for your posts! I work with young children with hearing loss as well and enjoy reading your blog - especially all the education! - mem99

    1. Glad you like them! Thanks for stopping by. I'll definitely keep the posts coming! Spread the word! :)