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Pediatric Age-Appropriate Hearing Milestones

Hearing problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to sounds or who are not developing their language skills appropriately. The following are some age-related guidelines that may help to decide if your child is having hearing problems. It is important to remember that not every child is the same, and children reach milestones at different ages. Consult your child's physician if you are suspicious that your child is not hearing appropriately. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and other experts list the following age-appropriate hearing milestones.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Maria Pena

Maria Pena

Director, Quality Improvement and Safety
Co-Director, Complex Sinusitis Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Senior Vice President for the Children’s National Hospital-Based Specialties Center
Otolaryngologist
Departments

Departments

Hearing and Speech

The Hearing and Speech Center at Children’s National Hospital provides expert diagnosis and care for children with audiology and communication disorders.

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