Your child's hearing will be checked during well checkups.
Hearing affects speech and language development. It is important to watch for signs of hearing loss during the first two years.
Following are some ways to check your child's hearing and ways to help with speech and language development.
If you think your child has a hearing problem, call your health care provider to make an appointment.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic