Hearing loss in children can happen before or at birth (congenital hearing loss) or after birth (acquired hearing loss).
Causes of congenital hearing loss:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has more detailed information on Congenital Hearing Loss.
Causes of acquired hearing loss:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has more detailed information on Acquired Hearing Loss.
Texas Connect answers questions for parents related to the types and causes of hearing loss.
Raising Deaf Kids addresses parents concerns and provides information related to:
A Parents' Guide to Genetics and Hearing Loss - from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention