Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: RTG | 2008/10/16

Q.

Loud Noises

Hi Doctor
My son is 2 and a half and talks like a dream, he is very happy and very healthy. However certain noises he hates such as the lawnmower or someone drilling. could he have a problem with his ears. Other than that he is great
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is exteremely common and is known as auditory hyperacuity. Provided your son is normal in all other respects and relates well to you,his siblings,other children and adults there is no need for concern.

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