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    Default Should I be worried?

    My son is 10 months old and whenever I call his name he doesn't look at me. Should I have him checked or am i over reacting?

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    Are you worried about his hearing or that he doesn't recognise his name? My DD is the same age and she doesn't always look when I call her name. I'm not worried. I know she can hear. When she doesn't look at me it's generally because she's engrossed in whatever else is going on at the time and if she does I'm not convinced it's because she knows her name, more just reacting to my voice.

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    Does he turn to you when you say something else? Does he startle with noise? It does not harm to get it checked out if you are worried.

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    How did he go with his hearing checks at birth ? Did he pass them both straight away or where they delayed a day apart ? Has he had any ear infections since birth ? Have you cleaned his ears with non baby ear bud cleaners and gone inside the ear to far ? When was the last time you cleaned his ears ?

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    I wouldn't expect reliable name recognition at 10 months. If it's hearing you're worried about then have a think about whether he'll turn to the sound of an interesting toy, does he babble, and as a pp mentioned the results of newborn hearing screening and any ear infections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    When was the last time you cleaned his ears ?
    Just in regards to this, remember that ears don't need cleaning beyond wiping the visible parts with a face washer. Wax will naturally work its way out of the canal.

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    For what's it worth my 14 month old doesn't turn when I call her name. She understands lots of words and can say several words - just not her name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Does he turn to you when you say something else? Does he startle with noise? It does not harm to get it checked out if you are worried.
    I think his hearing is ok as he looks at the tv for his favorite commercial. I'm more worried on his developments/milestones.

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    You could take him to a paediatrician just to be on the safe side. Personally I don't think you need to worry but at least it will ease your concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernzfow View Post
    I think his hearing is ok as he looks at the tv for his favorite commercial. I'm more worried on his developments/milestones.
    Which ones in particular?


 

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