Those suffering with the challenge of hearing and speech impairment need to visit the ENT. In gen-eral, both children and adult can face the hurdles of hearing and speech impairments. The different causes for impairment could be anything ranging from physical, developmental, or from an illness, to any kind of accident. Initially, the patient needs to take the hearing test and for speech impair-ment, he is suggested to undergo speech therapy. Hearing Impairment could be defined as a condi-tion where a patient is unable to receive all sound signals from your ears. These sound signals are fluctuating. Due to the loss of signals the patient suffers from complete deafness or partial deafness. Speech impairment is also a form of communication disorder. In such a case, patient finds it diffi-cult to form sounds. Such impairments vary from being unable to produce some sounds to being unable to produce any sound at all. A few symptoms of speech impairment are stuttering, adding extra sounds and words, elongating words, distorting sounds, etc. Those suffering from speech im-pairment, tend to pause while communicating. In both the cases, the patients are advised to undergo a few tests and therapies. For hearing impairment, hearing tests are used, which help in assessing the patient's ability to hear different sounds. For speech impairments, a patient needs to undergo speech therapy where the therapists train and help people with speech and language problems to ensure they speak more clearly. If you face the challenge of hearing, the ENT specialist will suggest you opt for hearing loss treatments.
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