Are you feeling concerned about your child’s delayed speech and language skills?

Consider making an appointment with an audiologist to have your child’s hearing tested to rule out a possible hearing loss. Some hearing losses can begin months or even years after birth. Other signs to look for may include: a lack of attention to sounds (birth to one year), not responding when you call his/her name (7 months to one year), and not following simple directions (1-2 years).

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