American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Hearing Loss After Birth (Acquired Hearing Loss)

Acquired hearing loss is a hearing loss that appears after birth. The hearing loss can occur at any time in one's life, as a result of an illness or injury. The following are examples of conditions that can cause acquired hearing loss in children:

Audiology Information Series
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