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Children and Hearing AIDS

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is a hearing aid?

A hearing aid is a small electronic device placed behind or in your child's ear to help him or her hear better. It contains a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker. A hearing aid can help your child if he or she has mild to moderate hearing loss. Your child may need a hearing aid for each ear.

Which types of hearing aids are used for children?

Types of Hearing Aids

How do I take care of my child's hearing aid?

Ask your child's healthcare provider about the following:

What else can I do to help my child hear better?

Where can I find support and more information?

When should I call my child's doctor or audiologist?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your child's care. Learn about your child's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your child's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your child. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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