Does having a very quiet baby indicate there might be a hearing loss?
Some babies are just naturally quiet, so it is hard to say. Does your child respond to sounds of varying volume levels? Many children with hearing loss may be able to hear louder sounds such as the dog barking or hands clapping, but miss the quiet, important sounds that make up speech. If you have any concerns about your child’s hearing, remember early detection is key! If you are concerned, contact your child’s pediatrician, to share your concerns and request an audiological evaluation by a pediatric audiologist if needed.