Other conditions might mimic these symptoms, though, so a thorough evaluation should be conducted.

The Care Plan for children with hearing loss may include

Hearing loss does not lead to any specific emergency, although some children with hearing loss may have another condition (eg, seizure disorder) for which an emergency medical services (EMS) (911) plan is necessary. In this situation, the EMS (911) plan should include measures to enhance communication with the child during an emergency. Children with hearing loss may need special attention in a programmatic (facility) emergency such as a fire.

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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