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Hearing and speech development milestones – a guideline(Birth-1year)

By Talia Aronowitz Please note the following is a rough guideline of the different early hearing and speech milestones and cannot be used as a replacement for an assessment by a professional speech and language therapist or audiologist. This guideline represents the average age by which most children who are learning one language will reach the listed milestones. Children typically ... Read More »

Middle ear infections in children – part 2

By Talia Aronowitz Can I prevent a middle ear infection? The following can help to prevent middle ear infections in children: Washing your hands often and practicing good personal hygiene to prevent germs from spreading. Having your child immunized to keep him /her healthy Try to avoid bottle feeding your child lying flat. If your baby is lying flat, this ... Read More »

Middle ear infections in children – part 1

By Talia Aronowitz Are ear infections common? Yes, ear infections are very common in young children. Approximately 3 out of 4 children may have an ear infection by the time they are 3 years of age. Children are more susceptible to middle ear infections due to anatomical immaturity of their Eustachian tubes. The medical term for a middle ear infection ... Read More »

New Born Hearing Screening

By Talia Aronowitz New born hearing screening can be conducted in the first days of a baby’s life in order to detect possible hearing loss. This is done via Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) testing. OAE testing is a fast and effective way to determine the hearing status of a baby, as early as 48 hours after birth before discharge from hospital. ... Read More »