Common causes of hearing loss
On average one of every 1,000 children in the UK is born deaf. A hearing loss can be diagnosed as early as the first days of life with a Newborn Hearing Screening.
If your baby fails this test, further hearing assessments will be performed. Early detection of hearing loss in children is important, because it may affect their ability to speak. Diseases, injuries or a progressive deterioration are other causes of hearing loss.