Speech and Language Impairment
Hearing impairment is the inability of an individual to hear sounds adequately in a normal environment. Such a situation results in severe Language and speech and language deficiency. Since the child cannot hear it is unable to acquire any speech and language. If hearing impairment is identified early, these adverse effects due to hearing impairment in the child can be minimized.
Personality and Social Impediments
A number of research studies have quite clearly demonstrated that children with a hearing loss have many disadvantages particularly if left unrecognised, untreated or under treated. A mild loss creates a personal nuisance for the child and their family but a profound loss is a major disability which affects all aspect of life. The child grows up with a low self esteem and is never a part of the mainstream society. Often they are ridiculed or else sympathised with.