Babies can already hear in the womb and are exposed to sounds as soon as they are born. Some are born with hearing disorders and others are born with normal hearing but develop disorders later on.
There are many factors causing deterioration in hearing. The problem can be temporary or permanent and at different levels of severity. A reduction in hearing capabilities could affect the child’s communication and speech. 
It is crucial to diagnose hearing problems as early as possible, so that the appropriate treatment can be given and we can reduce developmental delays.
Hearing disorders are more common in adults. It is generally gradual and can affect a person’s social and communicative quality of life. That’s why it is important to test your hearing as soon as you notice a problem. We recommend coming in for testing after you have seen an ENT specialist.