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Ear Exam

What did you say?
I can't
hear you!

Impacts of ear infections on 
speech & language development. 

Ear infections can have a significant impact on speech and language development in children. When fluid builds up in the middle ear, it can make it difficult for sound to travel through to the inner ear. As a result, children may not be able to hear clearly and may struggle to develop their speech and language skills. The speech sounds and language they are hearing may be muffled and as a result they can end up producing this sounds they  way they hear them. Additionally, if ear infections are frequent and long-lasting, they can cause permanent damage to the inner ear and lead to hearing loss. If a child is experiencing frequent ear infections, it is important to seek medical advice from a doctor or audiologist. Early intervention can help mitigate the impact of ear infections on speech and language development.

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