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10 Signs That Your Child May Have a Hearing Problem

If your toddler or preschooler exhibits several of these symptoms, you should request a hearing screening.
 

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If your toddler or preschooler exhibits several of these symptoms on a regular basis, you should request a hearing screening from your pediatrician.

  • Pulls his ears and exhibits signs of fever or crankiness
  • Suffers from frequent colds or ear infections or fluid drains from her ears
  • Turns up the volume on the TV or radio to a disturbing level
  • Exhibits a delayed reaction or no response when called
  • Only responds when he's facing you
  • Frequently asks for words or phrases to be repeated or says "huh?" often
  • Doesn't follow directions well
  • Is overactive or uncooperative
  • Withdraws from other children
  • Speaks loudly
  • Can't pay attention 

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