Baby's First Year · Parenting

Speech, hearing & vision: The importance of early detection

Speech, hearing and vision are important parts of your child’s development. Babies begin to explore the environment around them through the sights and sounds they are exposed to. Through exploration, a baby’s brain begins to make connections that helps them learn to communicate. May is Speech, Hearing and Vision month. But what happens if your… Continue reading Speech, hearing & vision: The importance of early detection

Baby's First Year · Parenting

Why is it important to have my baby’s hearing screened at birth?

As a new parent you may wonder whether it is important to have your baby’s hearing tested at birth.  It is!  Even before birth, at about 20 weeks of fetal development, hearing begins, and prepares your baby to listen to the sounds around him.  So, a newborn who can’t hear is already 20 weeks behind… Continue reading Why is it important to have my baby’s hearing screened at birth?