OUT OF EARSHOT
My one-year-old baby doesn’t always turn around when I call her name. Is her hearing okay? Paediatrician Dr Mike Starr, says: Sometimes it’s hard to know whether your child is ignoring you or if she can’t hear. Children often get absorbed in an activity and won’t always turn around when you call their name. Perhaps you’ve noticed that she always sits close to the TV (this may also be because she has a problem with her vision) or doesn’t respond when there’s a loud noise. If you are at all concerned about your daughter’s hearing, take her to your maternal and child health nurse or family GP for testing and assessment.