Audiology for Infants & Children
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Does your baby react to loud noises?


Is your baby responding to his or her name?


At age 2 does your toddler make playful sounds with their voice?


Does your toddler imitate simple words, and enjoy games like peek-a-boo?


At age 3 does your child understand “not now” and “no more” and follow simple directions?

Should I Wait to Have My Child's Hearing Tested?

The most important period for language and speech development is generally regarded as the first 3 years of life. It is important that hearing impairment be recognized as early in life as possible, so that the child can enjoy normal social development.

The primary justification for early identification of hearing impairment in infants relates to the impact of hearing impairment on speech and language acquisition, academic achievement, and social/emotional development.  If a child is hard of hearing or deaf at birth or experiences hearing loss in infancy or early childhood, it is likely that child will not receive adequate auditory, linguistic, and social stimulation requisite to speech and language learning, social and emotional development, and that family functioning will suffer. The goal of early identification and intervention is to minimize or prevent these adverse effects.

Pediatric Hearing Stats

Think your child may be struggling to hear? You’re not alone. Here are some statistics to help you understand just how common hearing loss is in children.

About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.
Five out of 6 children experience ear infection (otitis media) by the time they are 3 years old.
More than 90 percent of deaf children are born to hearing parents.
It is estimated that as many as 17 percent of teens (ages 12 to 19) have hearing test results that suggest a noise induced hearing loss in one or both ears

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Caring for Your Child’s Hearing Impairment

We are skilled in providing audiological services to infants and children. If you suspect your child may have a problem hearing, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.  

Our Location

211 South Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Telephone: 603-528-7700

Toll Free: 800-682-2338

Fax: 603-528-9623

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9-5
Wednesday & Friday 9-2
Late hours on Thursday by prior arrangement only