No one approach works for every child with hearing loss.
Some children will benefit from using visual communication (i.e., sign language) as their primary language, while other children may use technologies such as hearing aids and/or cochlear implants to help develop spoken language. Some children will use a combination of visual communication, listening technology and spoken language. Families may start with one communication approach and then adapt or change the approach as they learn more about their child's strengths and preferences.
It is important to begin as soon as possible with an early communication specialist because babies' brains are programmed to begin learning language even before birth. It is more difficult for your child to catch up once there are language and communication delays. Involvement with qualified professionals will provide your family with information to help monitor and develop your baby's language.