As 33 babies are born with hearing loss each day, Rochester Hearing & Speech Center of Rochester, NY, works hard to help local children and adults harness the natural abilities of their senses. From early intervention speech therapy to mature audiology solutions like hearing aids, our dedicated staff is at the heart of May's designated role as Better Hearing and Speech Month.
According to recent data, nearly 60% of parents do not recognize early warning signs in their children. Signs to look out for include:
- Unresponsiveness to questions or statements
- Difficulty speaking
- Not socially active/avoids speaking
- Trouble understanding speech
- Exhibits frustration when speaking
If you notice any of these signs, do not hesitate to seek help. Early prevention is key to better helping your child. The longer you wait, the more severe the damage may become, resulting in more expensive treatments. To determine whether your child is in need of early intervention care, bring them into the center for comprehensive hearing testing as well as a thorough analysis of their language, thinking, and behavior.
If your child has a speech delay or hearing issues our highly trained staff will conduct hearing and speech testing, and establish an individualized treatment plan that suits their needs. Our early intervention also attends to sensory aptitude and can assist with expressive speech and sensory-motor development. In addition to on-site treatment, Rochester Hearing & Speech Center provides hearing testing at schools, day cares, community events, and nursing homes.
For more information on Better Hearing and Speech Month or the center in general, call the Rochester Hearing & Speech Center at (585) 271-0680. You can also visit our website to find out more about our therapeutic services.