Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

The content provided here was curated from Identify The Signs, a campaign founded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  It provides valuable information about the common signs of hearing loss in children between birth to 4 years of age, an important stage in early detection of communication disorders.

  • Lack of attention to sounds (birth-1 year)
  • Does not respond when you call his/her name (7 months-1 year)
  • Does not follow simple directions (1-2 years)
  • Shows delays in speech and language development (birth-3 years)
  • Pulls or scratches at his/her ears
  • Difficulty achieving academically, especially in reading and math
  • Socially isolated and unhappy in school
  • Persistent ear discomfort after exposure to loud noise (regular and constant listening to electronics at high volumes)

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