Speech & Hearing Disorders

Speech, language and hearing disorders among children are very common in the United States and can be treated, especially if detected early. At Iowa ENT Center, our physicians, licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists and hearing professionals are dedicated to helping children (and adults) hear and speak better.

One way we do this is by using the very latest technology. Watch this WHO-TV news story, which explains how Iowa ENT Center used a new device to help a six-year-old boy hear out of both ears for the first time ever.

Look for these early signs
Early detection is key to helping kids with speech or hearing problems. If your child shows any of the following symptoms, call Iowa ENT Center at 515-223-4368 or request an appointment online.

Signs of speech or voice disorders in children include:
• Does not socialize well with others
• Does not comprehend or follow directions well
• Can only say a few sounds or words, which are not always easily understood
• Cannot combine words together starting at two years of age
• Struggles to communicate with words or sounds

Signs of hearing loss in children:
• Does not pay attention to sounds or follow simple commands
• Does not react when their name is called
• Has speech and language delays (see above)
• Struggles academically, especially in reading and math
• Constantly rubs or pulls at their ears or complains about ear pain after being exposed to
loud noises
• Does not socialize well with others

The right providers can make a difference
Iowa ENT Center is here to help. Call 515-223-4368 today or request an appointment online to meet with our experts.