A baby’s hearing develops during gestation and research has shown that some babies can hear as early as the 20th week! However, once a baby is born, it can be difficult to determine whether or not their hearing is fine. As a child’s hearing can affect his ability to speak, it is very important that even partial hearing loss is detected and treated straightaway.
While there are several factors responsible for hearing loss, in some instances, hearing loss could occur for no obvious reasons. In some hospitals, a newborn’s hearing is usually tested, it is however important to also check your baby’s hearing subsequently.
To determine if a baby’s hearing is in top shape, here are some milestones to look out for:
From birth up to 3 months
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3 to 6 months
6 to 9 months
9 to 12 months
12 to 18 months
18 to 24 months
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2 to 3 years
Remember, these milestones are just general guides, so, if your child isn’t making two word sentences at two, that may not be an indication of a hearing problem. Instead of panicking, ensure the other milestones are present before rushing off to see a doctor. Note that regular appointments with your paediatrician to monitor your baby’s overall health starting from birth is very crucial to detect this and other problems.
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