The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 0.5-5 newborns in every 1000 births suffer from hearing impairment to some degree (1).
Ensuring that your baby gets the necessary screenings to detect any health disorders post birth is the first and the most crucial step towards promising them healthy growing years. Most health disorders screened in the first week of the child’s birth are treatable to a great extent. Newborn screening includes a set of tests performed on the child, 24-48 hours after birth, although some studies also suggest that the screening be done 12 hours after birth in order to identify and diagnose any kind of treatable conditions. Continue reading “Can Your Baby Hear You?”
A 10 year old girl presented to Aster Hospital’s Audiology Department with her parents on 31st July 2017. The family visited the hospital to get clearance from the Audiology Department for her to get admitted into School.
The child had Cerebral Palsy and had been undergoing treatment for the same. Upon thorough investigation of her case, correlative study and testing including BERA, DPOAE, TEOAE and TYMPANOMETRY, it was recognized that the child suffered from a rare disorder known as Auditory Dyssynchrony, which generally has an incidence of 3-4 in every 10,000 children. For the past 10 years the child was being treated for other abnormalities and no hearing test was ever conducted. The child had a speech delay which was considered as the result of Cerebral Palsy.
The primary symptoms/causes of Auditory Dyssynchrony the primary are; Continue reading “Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder”
Hearing impairment in children across the world constitutes a particularly serious obstacle to their optimal development and education, including language acquisition. According to a range of studies and surveys conducted in different countries, around 0.5 to 5 in every 1000 neonates and infants have congenital or early childhood onset sensorineural deafness or severe-to-profound hearing impairment. Deaf and hearing-impaired children often experience delayed development of speech, language and cognitive skills, which may result in slow learning and difficulty progressing in school. Continue reading “New Born Hearing Screening with OTO Acoustic Emissions (OAE) and it’s Importance.”
The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a time when many people across the world fast during daylight hours for 29-30 days. As a spiritual practice, people take part in Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours, eating one meal – ‘Suhoor’ just before dawn and another- the ‘Iftar’ after sunset. The end of Ramadan is marked by ‘Eid-al-Fitr’, the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. Continue reading “Healthy Eating during Ramadan”
“My tummy hurts” that’s something every parent hears. But if seem like your child complains about stomach problems all the time, he may have the serious digestive disorder. The conditions have different causes but share many of the same symptoms.
Here are 3 common causes of bloating, how you can avoid them. Continue reading “Severe Digestive Disorders in Children”
Providing a safe growing environment is an important part of caring for your baby. Babies are very active, curious and often excitable by nature. These attributes also put them at the risk of injuries. As a parent or caregiver, you can do a lot to prevent injury to your baby.