Hearing management

Question
Posted by: lilly | 2009/10/09

Q.

hearing

my 11 weeks old boy was tested on 6 weeks and hearing was fine. but now sometimes i think he can hear somethings but most of the time doesn' t seem to react to any type of noise, he still does not respond to my voice. should i be worried?

Expert's Reply

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Hearing Expert

Dear Lilly

My apologies for my late reply - there have been some technical difficulties. I would strongly advise that you take him for a full hearing evaluation to an Audiologist as soon as possible. If you are concerned about his responses, rather make sure in time. There are a number of possibilities for the problem and the best is to get to the root as soon as possible. At his age you would expect to see the following: Startle to loud and sudden sound, babble, begin to follow simple instructions, begin to recognize certain words, experiment with own voice and sounds.
If you don't know of a paediatric Audiologist in your area, please let me know and i will gladly refer you (izabelle@widex.co.za)

Please let me know if you need any further information

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2009/10/26

Dear Lilly

My apologies for my late reply - there have been some technical difficulties. I would strongly advise that you take him for a full hearing evaluation to an Audiologist as soon as possible. If you are concerned about his responses, rather make sure in time. There are a number of possibilities for the problem and the best is to get to the root as soon as possible. At his age you would expect to see the following: Startle to loud and sudden sound, babble, begin to follow simple instructions, begin to recognize certain words, experiment with own voice and sounds.
If you don't know of a paediatric Audiologist in your area, please let me know and i will gladly refer you (izabelle@widex.co.za)

Please let me know if you need any further information

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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