The ear has three parts: outer, middle and inner. Sound enters the ear through the ear canal (part of the outer ear), hits the eardrum (beginning of the middle ear) and shakes the three bones in the middle ear.

Parents and Professionals work as a team to determine the most appropriate treatment for a child with hearing loss based on several factors: Is the loss permanent or temporary? Will the child be aided or not? Will surgery be an option later on or right away?

An audiogram is a graph to show the softest levels of sound your child can hear. It is a picture of the results of the hearing tests that are done by an audiologist.