Hearing loss from birth (congenital hearing loss) is one of the most common sensory disorders in developed countries. It is estimated that in Spain 1 in every 1,000 children are born with this condition and, although genetics may largely be the cause, it is not necessarily due to family history, since more than 90% of cases of childhood hearing loss develop in families with normal hearing. For this reason, it is possible that families may be overwhelmed, it turns out that their child is that case in a thousand and from one moment to the next they must enter a world that they do not know about. If this is your case, you may be wondering who will help your child and how they will do it, so, if the process is followed properly and on time, your child will be able to develop like any other child. That's what this post is about, keep reading to find out everything:


He is the doctor in charge of diagnosing and treating pathologies of the ear, nose and throat. He will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Diagnosis hearing loss.
  • Prescription of financial aid for hearing aids.
  • Performance rating with hearing aids.
  • Evaluation of candidacy for cochlear implant.
  • Cochlear implant operation.


The audiologist is mainly dedicated to studying people's hearing loss to fit hearing aids. At Claso Audiology we are dedicated to audiology, and precisely in our center located on Girona Street we are dedicated to children's audiology. These are the main functions that audiologists fulfill in a hearing center:

  • Study of hearing loss.
  • Adaptation and continuous adjustment of hearing aids depending on hearing loss.
  • Continuous performance monitoring with hearing aids.
  • Accompaniment and support in the process both the child and the family members.

Speech therapist

A speech therapist is responsible for preventing, detecting, diagnosing and acting on communication disorders and other associated functions, such as swallowing. In the case of a child with hearing loss from birth, the functions carried out by a speech therapist are the following:

  • Reinforcement of oral expression. As legible as possible, it teaches the child to correctly produce speech sounds.
  • Reinforcement of written language.
  • Language stimulation.
  • Development of the ability to discriminate sounds.
  • Emotional support to promote self-esteem and confidence.
  • Accompaniment to the child in transitions of educational stages.


Psychopedagogues are also very important professionals for child development. This is a psychology professional focused on the field of education and is responsible for the following functions:

  • Design personalized strategies to address difficulties.
  • Helps develop language and communication, teaching parents to use strategies for the development and enhancement of their child's skills.
  • Emotional support to promote self-esteem and confidence.
  • Facilitation of social interaction with communicative activities.
  • Accompaniment in the different educational stages.

These are the four main professionals who assist a child with hearing loss. As you can see, you have nothing to worry about, your child has many professionals at his disposal who will ensure that he can develop correctly like any other person. If you are interested in more information or our service, you can contact us, it will be a pleasure to serve you and your little one.