Hearing and Speech Disorders

Hearing & Speech Disorders

Hearing is the ear's ability to receive sound. Speech is using the voice to communicate ideas. Children learn by listening and speaking, and build relationships through conversations with others. Some children have problems with hearing or speech.

Topics in this subject include:

  • aphasia
  • cochlear implants
  • deafness
  • dysphagia
  • ear infections
  • expressive language disorder
  • language development
  • noise
  • otitis media
  • sign language
  • speech apraxia
  • stuttering

More information

Breathing and Speech with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children - National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health

Just For Kids Who Stutter... - National Stuttering Association

Purpose of Newborn Hearing Screening - American Academy of Pediatrics

Speech and Language Disorders - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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