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Hearing & Speech Disorders

Medical Conditions

Hearing is the ear's ability to receive sound. Speech is using the voice to communicate ideas. Children learn by listening and speaking, and build relationships through conversations with others. Some children have problems with hearing or speech.

Topics in this subject include:

  • aphasia
  • cochlear implants
  • deafness
  • dysphagia
  • ear infections
  • expressive language disorder
  • language development
  • noise
  • otitis media
  • sign language
  • speech apraxia
  • stuttering

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