Children develop speech, language, and hearing skills at different ages. However, hearing loss can lead to delays in your child's ability to make sounds, learn to speak, and communicate. Consult your child's physician if you're concerned about your child's hearing or speech, or if you notice any of the following:
Online Source: American Speech Language Hearing Association. Know the Signshttp://identifythesigns.org/the-signs/
Online Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Associationhttp://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/01.htm
Online Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Associationhttp://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/12.htm
Online Source: American Acadmey of Pediatrics. Language Development: 4 to 7 Monthshttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/Pages/Language-Development-4-to-7-Months.aspx
Online Source: American Acadmey of Pediatrics. Language delayhttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/Pages/Language-Delay.aspx
Online Source: American Academy of Pediatrics. Hearing Loss: When to Call the Pediatricianhttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/ear-nose-throat/Pages/Hearing-Loss-When-to-Call-the-Pediatrician.aspx
Online Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disordershttp://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/speechandlanguage.aspx
Online Editor: Metzger, Geri K.
Online Medical Reviewer: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 4/29/2014
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