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Hearing Loss in Babies, Newborn to Age 3 Months

Assess changes in your child's behavior that might mean a hearing loss. Compare present behavior with past behavior.

Does your child:

  • Listen to speech?
  • Turn to you when you speak?
  • Smile when spoken to?
  • Seem to recognize your voice?
  • Quiet his or her crying when you speak?
  • Startle or cry at noises?
  • Awaken to loud sounds?
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
Last Revised April 8, 2013

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