Hearing Problems in Children | Symptoms


What are the signs of a hearing problem in a young child?

Signs of hearing loss in very young children may not be easy to notice. Hearing problems may not become obvious until children are 12 to 18 months of age, when they should begin saying their first words. Children who can't hear well often respond to their environment by using their senses of sight and touch, which can hide their hearing problems.

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Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 05/95