Can Your Child Hear?
If your baby has difficulty with the age-level hearing tasks listed below, you should seek a professional assessment without delay. You can make an appointment for a comprehensive audiological test at Intimex Hearing Center by calling 02-271-4455.
Your baby’s hearing can be tested at birth or any time thereafter by an audiologist who specializes in working with children. Undetected hearing loss in young children may cause significant communication and social difficulties. Early diagnosis and timely intervention can make all the difference.
0-3 months Your baby should stir in her sleep to nearby conversation. If awake, your baby should quiet to the sound of your voice.
By 6 months Your baby should rouse from her sleep to loud noises and turn toward the direction of the sound.
By 9 months Your little one should enjoy playing with a bell or rattle and look up when called by name. She should be able to utter several different sounds with changing pitch.
By 12 months Your child should be understanding a variety of words, such as “bye-bye,” “no,” “hot,” and “doggie.” She should imitate some speech sounds and even say two or three words at the right times and places, such as “da-da” or “ma-ma.”
By 18 months Your child should be able to say more than six words and follow simple commands, such as “Get your shoes,” “Look at Daddy,” or “Open the book.”
By 2 years Your child should be learning some new words every day.
By 3 years Your child should be using two- and three-word sentences. Family members should be able to understand your child’s speech.
By 4 years Your child should use sentences of four or more words. People outside the family should be able to understand your child’s speech.