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Hearing, Speech, and Language Resources



​​​​💡 Did you know?

  • About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.
  • Nearly 1 in 12 (7.7 percent) U.S. children ages 3-17 has had a disorder related to voice, speech, language, or swallowing in the past 12 months.
  • Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 milli​on) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing.
  • About 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using h​earing aids.
  • Among children who have a voice, speech, language, or swallowing disorder, 34 percent of those ages 3-10 have multiple communication or swallowing disorders, while 25.4 percent of those ages 11-17 have multiple disorders.
​​ ​ Provided by the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Boys Town offers comprehensive hearing, speech, and language clinical services for children and adults. Boys Town is also a leader in research in these areas, advancing our understanding of how hearing, speech, and language affect our everyday lives.

Learn more about Boys Town's clinical services for hearing, speech, and language:

​​​​​Hearing and Language Websites​

Boys Town has created in-depth websites to help parents, caregivers, educators and others caring for children who have been newly diagnosed as Deaf or hard-of-hearing and for individuals of​ all ages with speech-language concerns.


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