Children learn speech and language from listening to other people talk. The first few years are particularly critical for this development.
Minor hearing difficulties can become big trouble to children if they are not caught and treated early on. Parents or caregivers, please keep your ears and eyes open for signs of a possible problem :
- failing to respond when called
- responding inappropriately to questions
- experiencing speech problems or delayed speech and language
- watching others to imitate what they are doing
- using excessively high volume with TV or radio
- having difficulty in school
Below is a table showing a child’s normal developmental stage of hearing. If you suspect your child is not hearing normally, you need to take your child to see a specialist for further checks.
|Birth – 3 months||
|4 – 6 months||
|7 – 12 months||
|1 – 2 years||
|3 – 4 years||
|4 – 5 years||