Growing Up With Hearing Loss
How Our Hearing Changes As We Grow
Read this page to learn how hearing changes.
A child's hearing changes a lot until he is 4 to 8 years old.
Your child can hear things even before he's born.
After he's born, here's how his hearing changes:
- Responds to loud noises
- Turns to the sound of his parents' voice
3 to 6 months:
- Can hear softer sounds
- Can tell one sound from another
- Still can't hear all sounds
Read these pages, too:
- Causes of Hearing Loss
While a child's hearing system is developing, it can be hurt by many things. Find out what they are on this page.
- Signs of Hearing Loss
This page tells you what to look for to see if your child can hear normally.