About Infant Hearing Loss
The sense of hearing
The sense of hearing is stimulated in the womb, much the way it is after a baby is born. Babies are bathed in the sound of the rhythms and melodies of their mother’s language months before birth. And infants’ brains are brilliantly designed to master the complexities of language by sheer immersion in sound within just a few years. This is a critical time period for brain development.
Limitless possibilities for children with hearing loss
Testing and Early Intervention
Clarke is committed to helping children who are deaf or hard of hearing reach their full potential.
Recent Clarke News
Help researchers explore whether early language experience impacts how infants who are deaf or hard of hearing develop their ability to recognize differences between quantities. In this study babies are shown a series of images on the left and right sides of the screen.
Hear Christine Kelley, audiologist at the Clarke Hearing Center, explain why hearing health matters on WACE AM 730 radio. Christine shares signs for getting your hearing checked and why it’s important to have an audiologist assess your hearing, as well as the inspiration for her career path.