Don't Let a Doctor Destroy Your Baby's Hearing

About 2 percent of babies born in the U.S. fail the routine newborn hearing screening.  Many are given hearing aids -- but sometimes this does more harm than good.  Experts say that too many doctors and audiologists are missing a possible diagnosis of auditory neuropathy, and damaging children's hearing by giving them hearing aids that end up devastating babies' ears with overly loud noise.

In auditory neuropathy, sound enters the child’s inner ear normally, but the transmission of those signals to the brain is impaired.  This means that hearing aids can damage hearing by making sounds too loud.

According to CNN:

“Some children grow out of auditory neuropathy ...  Ironically, the parents who closely follow the doctor's orders end up damaging their child's hearing the most.”

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