Understand the hearing performance of the baby from birth to six months

When the baby has hearing loss, after wearing the hearing aid, the parents of course are very concerned about the effect of wearing the hearing aid, whether the baby has heard the voice, can not hear clearly, and whether the hearing development is normal. However, from birth to six months, the baby’s response and response to sound are weak, even after wearing hearing aids, their auditory performance is difficult to observe. This information will help you understand your baby’s hearing performance.

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How do you judge the sound your baby hears

Sound comes from learning. The baby’s response to sound varies with age, development and hearing loss. Remember, not responding to a sound doesn’t mean the baby can’t hear it.

Born to two months ago, the normal hearing baby ignores the small sound, so it is not easy to observe the response to the sound. At this time, when they hear the sound, they may have the response to open their eyes or wake up from sleep.

The baby’s response to different volume changes, which is related to the current mental activity. For example: Generally speaking, the baby’s auditory response in the light sleep state is the best, and it is more able to respond or respond to small sounds than when he is awake or in good spirits.

Not all sounds can attract the baby’s attention. Some sounds can arouse the baby’s interest. For example, the newborn baby has a better response to voice, so you will find that in the home environment, their response to low voice is better than that of other environments.

In addition, the complex voice can attract the baby’s attention, for example, the sound of the wave drum or music, which is better than the single tone beep or whistle response. It should be noted that if the same sound is repeated too many times, the baby will lose interest in the sound, and stop responding or responding to the sound, which is called adaptation.

If the baby has significant hearing loss problems, when wearing the hearing aid, he may not be familiar with the surrounding environment sound, and cannot see the response or response immediately. It will take some time to adapt to observe the wearing effect.

The baby may respond to the sounds they hear by speaking. When a baby is just wearing a hearing aid, some babies may calm down and focus on sound, or become very vocal, as if they are testing the function of their hearing aid. Older children may try to make different sounds after they wear hearing aids. Aisheng hearing aid

Observe the hearing performance of the baby at home

It’s very difficult to calculate how many sounds your baby can hear, but if you learn observation skills and how your baby responds or reacts to sounds, you will be able to record the results of your daily observation in detail.

1. Please discuss with your audiologist how your baby responds to the sound

Baby’s ability to respond to sounds is related to the degree of hearing loss and the effect of hearing aids. Please ask your audiologist to explain their opinions on baby’s response to and response to various sounds.

Your audiologist will use a variety of different objects to make sound. Through the behavior observation audiometry, you can test your baby’s hearing, and you will be able to observe the baby’s hearing performance.

The following table will help you to confirm your baby’s hearing performance

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2. Record your baby’s hearing performance at home

If the baby is too restless or tired, it is recommended not to carry out the hearing test, because they may not pay attention to the voice as expected, which may cause your frustration. In addition, if the same sound test is carried out too many times, the baby may not want to respond and react again, which is called adaptation. Therefore, parents should keep alert at all times to observe and record the sound performance of their babies in natural situations.

When the environment is very quiet, and the baby is not restless or sleeping, you will easily observe the baby’s response to the sound, especially when the baby is very quiet or fast asleep, or when a loud voice suddenly appears, their response to the sound will be more obvious. If the environment in the home is noisy, it is not easy to observe the baby’s hearing performance to the sound.

It should be noted that parents must confirm that the baby’s response is based on visual or auditory cues. For example, if you clap your hands in front of your baby and the baby blinks, it’s impossible to confirm that the response comes from sound or action. Some babies may recognize the smell of their parents’ perfume or shaving water through the clues of smell, and know that their parents are approaching him or her.

The following questions can guide you to observe and record your baby’s response to sound

1. How many kinds of baby’s response to sound can you observe?

2. Does the baby have a special like or dislike voice?

3. Is the baby’s response to low and medium volume as good as that to loud?

4. During the day, does the baby respond well at a certain time? (this time is suitable for interactive games and talking with the baby)

5. Wear hearing aid for the first time. Please talk to your baby and record the reaction you observed

6. When a baby wears a hearing aid, there are more changes in the baby’s speech than in the past

Please record your baby’s response to listening every day, which will help you to understand the progress of your baby’s listening ability and help the audiologist to understand the situation of your baby as soon as possible.

3. Please discuss with the audiologist the changes you have observed, including your concerns and problems. The information you have observed is very important. It can provide the audiologist with a more favorable judgment on the subsequent adjustment of the hearing aid.

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From birth to 28 days

Better response to adjacent sounds

There will be a frightening response to the loud noise

For a sudden sound, you may open your eyes or blink, and have a painful expression

Awakened or awakened by sound. Generally speaking, in the period of light sleep, a small sound will wake up the baby; once the baby is in a deep sleep state, it usually needs a large sound to wake up the baby.

Eye movement. Newborn babies may turn their eyes to the nearby continuous sound source. After one month, they will turn their eyes and head to the nearby sound source

The body may become tense with certain sounds

Limbs or fingers, toes may stretch out

1-4 months

You may open your eyes, blink or frown at the sound

The line of sight will turn to the source

You may suddenly be quiet and nervous when you hear it

In about four months, we’ll turn around and find the source

4-7 months

Turn your head directly to find the sound source

Focus on sound