Your Child's Hearing Development Checklist
Does your child have hearing problems?
Infants and young children with hearing problems can have difficulty developing speech and language.
Some babies are born with hearing problems. Other children are born with normal hearing and begin to have hearing problems as they grow older.
You can help your child's doctor to decide if your child's hearing needs to be tested. Hearing problems can be temporary or permanent. Hearing problems can happen because of ear infections, injuries, or diseases.
If your child doesn't hear well or speak clearly, take action.
Read the hearing checklist. Find your child's age. Check yes or no for every item. After you complete the checklist, show it to your child's doctor. Ask the doctor questions. Talk about the items checked no. If you think your child has trouble hearing, tell the doctor right away.