In the whirlwind of gearing up for the new academic year, it’s easy to overlook the importance of monitoring our kids’ hearing health. Though it may seem like a minor detail, the repercussions of hearing impairment among school-aged youngsters can be significant. The silver lining? Ensuring regular check-ups and ear wax removal sessions can prevent and address many instances of hearing loss.
Why is Good Hearing Vital for School Success?
- Learning: Primary school children undergo rapid learning, from basic reading to writing short sentences. Proper hearing is essential for achieving these learning milestones.
- Speech: Good hearing facilitates speech and word pronunciation, enabling effective communication with teachers and classmates.
- Socialisation: Hearing is crucial for making friends and participating in social activities. Without it, children may suffer from low self-esteem.
- Noisy Classrooms: Classrooms and playgrounds can be noisy, with various elements like electronic devices, traffic noise, and children’s chatter. All these can interfere with communication and understanding.
Other Factors Affecting Hearing in the Classroom:
- Cold, Viruses, and Blocked Noses: Mild illnesses like coughs and colds can block sinuses, reducing a child’s ability to hear clearly.
- Infections: Some children are prone to middle ear infections, affecting hearing and causing a feeling of blockage or muffled sounds.
- Ear wax: While ear wax is normal, even a small amount can reduce a child’s hearing. Professional ear wax removal is crucial to maintaining clear hearing.
Teenagers and Hearing Health:
Yes, teenagers can experience similar hearing issues, with increased risks due to the prevalent use of earbuds and headphones, making them more prone to wax-related hearing loss.
Preparation Before School Starts:
Before the school year begins, consider having The Ear Nurses at Crystal Clear Ears check and clean your child’s ears, removing earwax through our gentle microsuction procedure. This professional method is suitable for all ages, including small children and babies. The Ear Nurses can also identify and address any infections or fluid build-up.
If concerns persist, consider having your child’s hearing tested by an Audiologist or hearing specialist.
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