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Can my 4 month baby hear

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Nixa90 Wed 21-Dec-16 15:37:39

My 4 month old boy is very talkative "cooing "! He smiles when you speak to him and seems as if he's listening etc pretty much everything except he's not reacting to clapping near his ear. Or looking at me when I call him. He passed his first hearing test but have made an appt to see a specialist. Does anyone else have the same with their babies .maybe I can put my mind at ease a bit smile

Millymollymanatee Wed 21-Dec-16 15:39:43

If he passed his first hearing test, it's extremely unlikely that he's now deaf. A sure sign that a baby can hear is him cooing and smiling when you talk to him. You're doing the right thing to have him checked as you're concerned but honestly I think he'll be fine.

Nixa90 Wed 21-Dec-16 15:54:50

Thank you 😄

Ferguson Fri 23-Dec-16 19:41:46

. . .but don't clap too loudly near his ear, or he may go deaf!

imjessie Fri 23-Dec-16 19:49:04

My son failed his hearing test and has sn ( we didn't know ) . He has had hearing problems but it's ok now . As above if he passed his newborn test he can hear .

girlelephant Fri 23-Dec-16 20:17:09

Apparently until a child is up to 6 months old they don't necessarily know where a sound comes from due to brain and hearing development.

My DC is 3 months and loves his music boxes, coos etc when my DH & I talk/sing to him. He also falls asleep nightly to white noise so he can definitely hear. However sometimes if I do something next to his head he won't turn to look at it.

Best to get it checked for peace of mind though! My DC is my first and I get worried about most things as he's so precious to me

Mynd Sun 01-Jan-17 01:24:00

My DD had severe glue ear almost from birth. She learned to lip read very early and was very attentive at watching people's faces and hands. She gave the impression of a non-deaf child but you could drop a pile of pans behind her highchair and she wouldn't even blink (and yes I did that!). I think you're doing the right thing getting a check.

CoffeeAndEnnui Sun 01-Jan-17 01:59:14

Definitely get this double checked for your own peace of mind. However, we were in exactly the same position with our DD at this age (and up to about 7 months) and everything was fine.

We had our health visitor take a look to confirm our concerns (in case we were being PFB) and she couldn't get a reaction to anything (including dropping keys and bashing pots) as soon as she was out of DD's line of sight.

We braced ourselves for the outcome of her hospital referral and started to read up on hearing loss. And...there was absolutely nothing wrong with her ears. She was just a supremely chilled out child!

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