Hearing loss can happen in different degrees and because of so many reasons. Here are the common causes of hearing loss in children:
- Ear infections. These may cause fluids or infections to block the sound from getting into the inner ear. The kid may suffer from mild to moderate hearing impairment. In most cases, the disability disappears after the infection is healed.
- Infections in a pregnant mom. The infection could affect the baby’s inner ear, leading to hearing loss. Some of these infections are syphilis, German measles, toxoplasmosis, and cytomegalovirus. It is even more dangerous for babies who are still in their first trimester.
- Infections at birth for mom. These infections include herpes simplex virus and group B streptococcus.
- Problems during birth. The baby may suffer from hearing loss if there is lack of oxygen, birth trauma, and jaundice. You would know the baby is suffering from jaundice by looking at a yellow skin.
- Infections in an infant or a child. Some illnesses that could lead to hearing loss include chicken pox, mumps, and viral or bacterial meningitis. High fevers may also lead to brain damage, which can trigger many disabilities, including hearing loss.
- Drugs. The wrong kinds of medicine are known to cause hearing loss when they are taken at high doses. Gentamicin, an antibiotic is the problem.
- Noise. The inner ear is quite sensitive and it can get damaged after hearing loud noises or a sudden loud noise.
- Genetics. If someone in the family has experienced hearing loss, even if you don’t know any close relative, this does not stop you from being safe when it comes to your ear’s functions.
If you a deaf child, make sure to pay attention to how you are going to make your child conquer hearing impairment in the classroom.