Children and Hearing Loss

Children and Hearing Loss


Untreated hearing loss in children can have devastating consequences including:

  1. Speech and language delayChildren and Hearing Loss. Brampton Audiology. Hearing clinic. Brampton, ON. Mississauga, ON.
  2. Poor academic performance
  3. Reading difficulties
  4. Behavioural problems
  5. Impaired social development
  6. Reduced vocational potential

Brampton Audiology can help minimize these risks by offering assessments for all age groups to determine whether medical referral, monitoring, and/or other treatments, including the prescription of hearing aids, is appropriate.

Your Child’s Hearing

Does your child….

0-3 months
  • Startle, cry or waken to loud sounds.
  • Move head, eyes, arms and legs in response to a noise or voice.
  • Smile when spoken to (or calm down).
  • Appear to listen to sounds and talking.
 4-6 months
  • Respond to changes in your tone of voice.
  • Look around for where new sounds are coming from.
  • Respond to music.
7 months to 1 year
  • Turn or look up when her/his name is called.Baby blanket. Children and Hearing Loss. Brampton Audiology. Brampton, ON. Mississauga, ON.
  • Respond to the word “no”.
  • Listen when spoken to.
  • Know common words like “cup”, “shoe”, “mom”.
  • Respond to requests such as “want more”, or “come here”.
1-2 years
  • Turn toward you when you call his/her name from behind.
  • Follow simple commands.
  • Try to “talk” by pointing, reaching and making noises.
  • Recognize sounds like a closing door or a ringing phone.
2-3 years
  • Listen to a simple story.
  • Follow two requests, eg. “get the ball and put it on the table”
3-4 years
  • Hear you when you call from another room.
  • Listen to the television at the same loudness as the rest of the family.
  • Answer simple questions.
4-5 years
  • Pay attention to a story and answer simple questions.
  • Hear and understand most of what is said at home and school (do family, teachers, sitters, and others think he/she hears fine).