Saturday, October 10, 2009

Check-list for hearing impairment

There is always difficulty in the late identification of the symptom of hearing impairment in children. This could radically affect the progress of language, and communication. Whenever there is a delay in the recognition it could result in delay in valuable contact with the child. There will also be a considerable side effect or impact in the family.
Much in the same way as we access the visual disability, we can also access the hearing impairment with the subsequent symptoms: Around three months from the time of birth, the baby is not worried into responding to a loud sound or a clap within 3 feet distance. He will also be very calm and cries only faintly. By the end of the sixth month, you could get no reply to cooing and babbling symptom and he will never search for source of sounds. By the end of the tenth month, he will not act in response to noise, bell or name being called. There won’t be any motion response to verbal phrases like ‘bye-bye’ and ‘no-no’. He will never give you an idea about any action to familiar songs or rhymes. By the end of the first year, you could spot out that the child does not reproduce simple little sounds or such words as ‘daddy’ and ‘mummy’. He will also not point to recognizable objects or persons on request.


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