Home > Medical > Hearing management Hearing management All sections in Hearing Management » About Hearing Management » Anatomy of Hearing » Ear Disorders » FAQs » Health Tips » Hearing Aids » Hearing in Children » Multimedia » Hearing News » Noise » Real-life Story » What is... 7 week old baby smiles as he hears for the first time Watch baby Lachlan smile as he hears for the first time at 7 weeks old! In the heart warming video, Lachlan, who was diagnosed with hearing loss, is fitted with his first hearing aid. Lachlan's parents told the Daily Mail that they are very happy to be able to share this special moment with the world! Playing musical instruments sharpens kids' brains Pop stars and musicians more likely to go deaf Pitbull saves deaf boy from burning home New device gives deaf people power of speech See All Hearing management News » Hearing management Overview What is hearing loss? Types of hearing loss Preventing hearing loss Symptoms of hearing loss Causes of hearing loss Treating hearing loss What is Hearing management? Hearing loss is normally divided into two categories: conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss, depending on where the hearing loss originates in the ear. One can also have a mixed hearing loss, which is a combination of the two. Knowing the type of hearing loss is necessary in order to provide proper treatment. The symptoms of hearing deficiency are so varied that no one symptom would be interpreted as indicating the possibility of a loss. Hearing loss is an invisible problem which can go unnoticed for years. Hearing tests are performed to determine whether a person has a hearing loss, how severe the loss is, in which part of the ear the damage is, and what aid he can receive. Take Action Ask Hearing Care expert » 7 week old baby smiles as he hears for the first time Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous advertisement About hearing management A life of victory Deafness and hearing Get greener hearing Hearing is a precious gift See All About hearing management » Ear disorders Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) Waardenburg syndrome Meniere's syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome See All Ear disorders » Health tips Check hearing problems out Decibel damage Thwart middle-ear infection See All Health tips » Hearing in children Playing musical instruments sharpens kids' brains 7 benefits of sign language The importance of having your baby's hearing tested Maternal education key in fight against childhood hearing loss See All Hearing in children » Real-life story The gift of hearing My first thoughts on this project and Marissa Marissa Thank you See All Real-life story » Anatomy of hearing Idols: Are some people really tone-deaf? How do we hear? A magnificent organ The perception of sound See All Anatomy of hearing » FAQs Hearing Care expert FAQs What are the symptoms of hearing deficiency? What are the things that can cause hearing loss in later life? What percentage of children have severe or total hearing loss at birth? See All FAQs » Hearing aids What is a hearing aid? Sound you could only dream of Widex ZEN2GO controlling tinnitus Types of hearing aids See All Hearing aids » Noise Loud noise may increase risk for workplace injuries Unpleasant sounds Neighbours driving you crazy? Decibel damage See All Noise » What is... Acoustic neuroma Otitis media Ear canal infection What is a cochlear implant? See All What is... » From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!