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Just for Kids

Children learn speech and language from listening to others. The first few years are particularly critical for development. When a hearing loss exists, a child does not get the full benefit of language learning experiences. If a hearing loss goes unnoticed, delays in speech and language and learning can occur. If you think that your child (at any age) may have a hearing problem, you should see your family physician or an audiologist.


Milestones for Development

Up to 6 Months

  • Startles, cries, or awakens to loud sounds.
  • Responds to music, noise or voices by movements or smiling.

7-12 Months

  • Turns or looks up when her name is called even when you can't be seen.
  • Responds to requests such as "want more"

1-2 Years

  • Turns towards you when you call her name.
  • Tries to "Talk" by repeating some of the sounds you make.

2-3 Years

  • Listens to a simple story.
  • Follows simple commands without being able to see your lips.

3-4 Years

  • Hears you calling from another room.
  • Uses sentences with four or more words and answers simple questions.

4-5 Years

  • Talks easily to children and adults.
  • Pays attention to a simple story.




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