Hearing Loss in Babies, Newborn to Age 3 Months

Assess changes in your child’s behavior that might mean a hearing loss. Compare present behavior with past behavior. Does your child: Listen to speech? Turn to you when you speak? Smile when spoken to? Seem to recognize your voice? Quiet his or her crying when you speak? Startle or cry at noises? Awaken to loud sounds?

Hearing Loss in Babies, Newborn to Age 3 Months

Topic Overview

Assess changes in your child's behavior that might mean a hearing loss. Compare present behavior with past behavior.

Does your child:

  • Listen to speech?
  • Turn to you when you speak?
  • Smile when spoken to?
  • Seem to recognize your voice?
  • Quiet his or her crying when you speak?
  • Startle or cry at noises?
  • Awaken to loud sounds?

Credits

Current as ofOctober 21, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Charles M. Myer III, MD - Pediatrics, Otolaryngology

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