Hearing, like most, phenomenon in a modern world, can be accurately measured. Hearing tests for babies or evaluations are designed to accurately measure hearing in your baby. Your observations of your baby’s responses to sound and to the voices of those he or she loves will provide insight on whether or not your baby needs an evaluation.Your observation provides valuable information but it cannot replace hearing tests for babies.
Homemade tests such as clapping and ringing puja bells do not provide accurate information as your baby may see or feel their vibrations rather than hear them. Further the loudness of these sounds has not been measured nor has the distance from which they are made. These changing variables do not provide the consistency needed to accurately measure hearing.
Infant development follows a pattern which has been formally documented as Developmental Milestones or Speech and Hearing Milestones. These developmental milestones describe expected growth in many areas, particularly in the development of auditory skills in babies. These Speech and Hearing Milestones serve as a guide to chart your baby’s progress and have been listed below. Enter your baby’s age to gain a better understanding of how babies of the same age typically react when they hear sound and also when they are spoken to.
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