Childrens Hearing Development Checklist (cont.)

Some words the doctor may use:

  • audiogram: a chart that shows how well a person can hear.
  • audiologist: a person who tests and measures hearing.
  • earache: pain in the ears caused by infections or growths.
  • otitis media: infection of the middle ear.
  • otolaryngologist: a doctor who treats diseases and problems of the ear, nose, and throat.
  • otologist: a doctor who treats diseases of the ear.
  • pediatrician: a doctor who takes care of infants and children and who treats their diseases.
  • speech/language pathologist: a person who helps people improve speech, language, and voice.

SOURCE: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Your Child's Hearing Development Checklist

Last Editorial Review: 4/29/2011 6:10:15 PM

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