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How to Identify Hearing Problems in a Baby

We at Platinum Hearing Aids are committed to helping those in and around Dearborn, Detroit, Allen Park, and Southfield, MI achieve the most full-spectrum hearing possible with our comprehensive audiology services and hearing aids. The first step toward achieving this is recognizing that hearing loss or a hearing problem may be present. While most of us are able to tell when we’re suffering from hearing loss, the same can’t be said for babies. Babies can suffer from hearing problems as well and it often goes unrecognized. If you have a baby, we encourage you to look for the following symptoms that show that he or she may have a hearing problem.

Your Baby Doesn’t Respond to a Loud Noise

This one should be the most obvious sign of hearing loss in a baby. If your baby shows no indication of a response to a loud noise, then it’s likely that your child has some type of hearing problem or loss.

Your Baby Doesn’t Look Toward a Peripheral Sound

Babies are curious and want to see what’s going on. When a sound happens out of their visual range, they’ll usually turn their head to see what that sound was. However, if there’s a hearing problem, they may not turn their head.

Your Baby Doesn’t Imitate Sounds

Babies also frequently like imitating things, including the sounds that they hear. By the age of six months, it’s common for babies to do this. The absence of this may signify some kind of hearing impairment.

Your Baby Doesn’t Seem to Enjoy a Rattle

Most babies enjoy objects like rattles, bells, or any other kind of attention-grabbing noisemakers. If your baby isn’t interested in rattles or any similar objects, there may be a hearing problem.

Your Baby Doesn’t Wake Up from Nearby Talking

As most who have had babies can attest to – babies will wake up from naps very easily! Small disturbances or talking can wake them up from a peaceful rest. If your baby doesn’t seem to wake up or move when there’s nearby talking in an otherwise quiet area, we suggest you visit us so we can take a look for any hearing impairment.

Get Your Child’s Hearing Checked Out

If you’re interested in hearing aids or getting your child checked out for a hearing problem, we encourage you to stop by one of our offices. You can fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at one of our two convenient locations. The phone number for our Allen Park, MI office is (313) 381-4810 and the phone number for our Southfield, MI office is (248) 304-7772. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you soon!