Home > Medical > Hearing management > Health tips Updated 09 December 2013 Check hearing problems out If you suspect your child may have hearing or speech problems, it's important to get a professional assessment as soon as possible. 0 Shutterstock Ask Hearing Care expert » Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous Video: 'Fake' interpreter vs. the real one If you suspect your child may have hearing or speech problems, it's important to get a professional assessment as soon as possible. Problems with hearing or speech and language development can create barriers to social interaction and emotional well-being at a very young age and make it difficult for a child to progress in school.Take action:Arrange for an evaluation if you suspect your child is having difficulty hearing clearly and understanding what you are saying. If your child has difficulty in pre-school or kindergarten with following instructions or taking part in activities with other children, that may be an indication that your child has hearing or speech and language problems. Hearing problems in children(Photo of cute boy from Shutterstock) More in Medical Decibel damage More: Hearing managementHealth tips advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical MERS may be transported through the air Medical Clinton advocates more efficient use of HIV resources News Afrikaners at risk of Parkinson's News Romanians build bridge from plastic bottles News Michelle Obama encourages kids to drink more water News Early loss of a parent could shorten your lifespan From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.