It's Hearing Awareness Week!
from 25th Feb 2018. .
[DID YOU KNOW]
•One in six Australians is hearing impaired, Deaf or has an ear disorder.
•Exposure to noise is the cause of one third of the cases of hearing loss.
•Early warning signs (adults) - you can hear but not understand, hard to hear in noisy situations, think that others mumble, need turn the TV up louder than others.
•Early warning signs (babies) - doesn't startle or turn to loud noise, doesn't seem interested or smile at your voice, not using vocalisations by 6 months or simple 'words' (baba, dada) by 12 months. •First point of contact for any concerns with hearing loss should be your GP.
•Speech Pathologist role: advice, support and therapy to assist communication development and retention.