Hearing development in babies
Babies absorb information about the world around them through hearing. It also enables them to pick up language and is good for brain development. Doctors do a baby hearing development test on every exam on babies. That is the reason it’s so critical to recognize and address baby hearing development issues at the earliest opportunity. Babies are born with developed hearing because hearing develops in the 20th week of prenatal life.
When will start baby hearing development?
In the first weeks, babies recognize their parents’ voice and pay attention to high-pitched voice tones. Their respond to sounds differs when the baby is more sensitive or calm. When they are 2 months old, they get very quiet when hearing familiar voices. Be careful if the baby does not respond to your voice at all, but don’t panic if it looks away.
After 4 months of age, babies look for the source of a sound and try to imitate sounds by 6 months. By one-year-old, the baby should be able to say a single word like ma-ma and respond to its own name.Babies pick up sounds and hearing very fast and develop fast, but full development is done at the age of 12 years because certain portions of the brain are not fully developed until this age.
How can we protect babies’ hearing and ears?
Keep good hygiene of the ears and avoid cotton swabs or other objects. Take good care of the health of the ears, meaning don’t let them get infections. Don’t expose the baby to loud noises, but do expose him to different kinds of sounds. Play lots of music, go for long walks so that it experiences the sounds of nature. Reading and talking to your baby from the very birth is very good for the baby hearing development. You don’t have to wait until the child is older to talk to him. Talking to him will make him develop properly and hear and speak with no problems.
What can we do to prevent baby hearing development problems?
We need to take good care during of the baby hearing development. Don’t panic if the baby doesn’t mind the telephone or the bell ringing while he sleeps. If the baby is distracted and may seem that it does not hear you, it may just be distracted and not deaf. If you take the baby to every regular medical exam, the doctors will notice if there is any problem. When the problem is found earlier, it will be solved faster and with no complications.