Hearing Begins Before Birth

At around 7.5 months into pregnancy, women have reported feeling their unborn children move in response to loud noises. At birth, newborns can sense sound, location, frequency, pitch, and volume. Parents should be alert to the fact that loud sounds startle a newborn, whereas rhythmic, repetitive sounds tend to soothe them. When a baby reaches month two, they become sensitive to a wider range of sounds. Infants can hear higher frequencies than adults, which may be why so many adults are predisposed to talking “baby talk” at higher than their normal speaking voices.

So, as we move along the age continuum, our hearing changes. If you suspect a change, schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation and be the best that you can be. You will always be evaluated by a Doctor of Audiology at Ken-Ton Hearing.