Interactive Checklist: Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss
Simply fill out the child's name, age and today's date and then check off the signs or symptoms the child has shown. Then click "Create Checklist."
If you checked one or more boxes below, your child may be at risk for hearing loss.
Signs in babies:
Does not startle at loud noises.
Does not turn to the source of a sound from birth to 3 or 4 months of age.
Does not say single words, such as “dada” or “mama” by 1 year of age.
Has head, face or ears shaped or formed in a different way than usual
Turns head when he or she sees you but not if you only call out his or her name. This sometimes is mistaken for not paying attention or just ignoring, but could be the result of a partial or complete hearing loss.
Seems to hear some sounds but not others.
Signs in children:
Speech is delayed.
Speech is not clear.
Does not follow directions. This sometimes is mistaken for not paying attention or just ignoring, but could be the result of a partial or complete hearing loss.
Often says, “Huh?”
Turns the TV volume up too high.
- Ask your child's health care provider for information and help
- Scehdule an appointment.
- Have your childs hearing checked every 6 months
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To learn more about hearing loss, including information on screening and diagnosis, please visit the Hearing Loss Facts page.
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