Babies, a day or two after birth, undergo a test called newborn screening. The infant may be fit as a fiddle after the screening, but it is possible to develop hearing loss the weeks or month after.
Needless to say, attention must be given in the observance of these symptoms of hearing loss in babies, toddlers and young children.
From infancy to second year symptoms of hearing loss
The bracketing of these signs and symptoms reflects the stages of development of a child. The list signals the onset of hearing loss in a child.
Birth to fourth month:
The next five months:
The following six months after:
The subsequent nine months afterwards:
Toddler to preschooler child symptoms of hearing loss
A child at this stage in life may have the possibility of hearing loss whether drastic or gradual. Here are signs and symptoms to check:
These signs and symptoms of hearing loss should never be taken lightly by any parent. It is the physical, mental and psychological well-being and the cultivation of a character and personality in a child’s life is what weighs heaviest.
If your children suffers a hearing loss, it is necessary to take a hearing test to determine the extent of damage and the severity of hearing loss. For more details of our hearing aid prescription and hearing aid services, please contact HK Hearing & Speech Centre.
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