October 16, 2022

Signs Your Child May Have Hearing Loss

by Psych Times Staff

The Hearing Health Foundation says that between 80 and 90% of hearing problems in babies and young children can be found when parents get help. Not many parents or guardians know exactly what to look for in a child who has trouble hearing. Even though there are no scientifically proven natural ways to stop hearing loss, there are things you can do to make your child’s life better. In the meantime, you can keep reading to find out 3 signs that your child might have a hearing problem.

There is No Speech or Delayed Speech 

As your child grows, there are important steps to watch for. For example, your child should be able to lift their head by a certain time. If you are lying down, sit up. Start crawling. Even more! In the same way, you should look for signs that your speech is getting better. But the most important thing is that your little one should be able to react to sounds. Here is a list of things to watch out for.

At three months old, babies react to sudden loud noises, coo, and turn their heads toward voices.

At six months, he or she plays with their voices, laughs, and knows familiar voices.

From nine to twenty-four months: From babbling to making sounds (like da-da-da) to being able to say “mommy” or “daddy,” the child grows and changes.

But if your child’s speech seems to be coming along slowly or not at all, you should talk to a professional to rule out or confirm the obvious. The earlier it’s found, the better it will be for your child’s speech.

They Often Turn Up the Volume 

If your child knows how to use the TV remote, you can tell if they are up to something by how often they turn up the volume. Most of the time, kids will turn up the volume just for fun. But you should worry when your child turns it up and says that he or she can’t hear the TV until it’s loud enough. If you are a parent or guardian, it is your job to ask questions.

First of all, make time to watch your kid’s favourite cartoons with them. The key is to do it together. Set the volume to a safe level and watch your child see what he or she does. If they want more volume, you should ask them how. Repeat this activity several times before going to a professional. This is one of the biggest signs of hearing loss

They Often Ask You to Repeat What You Say 

This is usually a sign of trouble hearing. Either they have trouble hearing some consonant sounds, or they are learning to read your lips as a way to deal with it. In the second, look your child in the eye when you talk. Check to see if they are looking at your eyes or mouth when you talk. Unfortunately, kids can’t tell if someone is reading lips because they have trouble hearing. Because of this, you need to be a caring parent or guardian.

In conclusion, kids often get middle ear infections (otitis media). But if your child gets sick again and again, it could be very bad for his or her hearing. So, be careful as you look for more ways to make sure your child’s hearing is perfect.


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