Health Tip: When Children Develop Hearing Loss
(HealthDay News) -- Children, especially the very young, aren't always able to verbalize when something's wrong. Hearing loss, which can affect a person for life, is no exception.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says warning signs of hearing loss among young children could include:
Among infants, the child fails to respond to his or her name or loud noises, and does not try to imitate sounds.
By age 2, the child doesn't make playful sounds or imitate your voice.
Among toddlers, the child doesn't participate in games such as pat-a-cake or peek-a-boo, or use sentences at least two words in length.
By age 3, the child doesn't respond to simple directions or phrases such as "not now" or "no more."
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