Hearing Loss Symptoms to Look For
Some of the more common hearing loss symptoms in children are:
- Not turning when name is called.
- Listening to television at a loud volume.
- Doing poorly at school.
- Having problems with speech and language.
- Doesn’t startle to loud sounds, fireworks, clanking pots/pans, etc.
- Failed hearing screening at school or pediatrician’s office.
- Failed newborn hearing screening.
It’s important to point out that these symptoms may be caused by issues other than a hearing impairment. For example, an ear infection can lead to a slight loss in hearing. The key is to have your child examined by a medical professional (like a pediatrician, for example) and make sure you take the necessary follow up steps.