Does sensorineural hearing loss affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Though sensorineural hearing loss is much more common in older adults, if a child suffers from it, the experience is similar. Children typically experience the same symptoms of sensorineural hearing loss as do adults. Children may have trouble in school or struggle socially due to sensorineural hearing loss. Like adults, children with sensorineural hearing loss may suffer from anxiety, depression, and feelings of frustration and isolation. Talk to your Doctor if you feel your child may be experiencing a sensorineural hearing loss.

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