Parents are often the first people to sense that their child has a hearing problem. It’s important to recognize the signs of hearing loss in infants and toddlers as early as possible. The most critical period for speech and language development is from birth to four years of age.
All infants and toddlers can be given a thorough hearing evaluation. Observe your child's development from infancy on. The following are age appropriate behaviors for infants and toddlers. If you suspect a problem, don’t delay in getting your child's hearing tested. It's never too early to ask.