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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.


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Providers Who Treat Age-Appropriate Hearing Milestones

    Departments that Treat Age-Appropriate Hearing Milestones

    Hearing and Speech Center

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