When newborns begin to hear
Taking a child from the hospital, parents more thoroughly begin to study it and watch it. They are worried about the general condition of the baby, his reactions to the surrounding world, manifested in motor activity, vision, hearing, crying. Sometimes parents are concerned that their newborn child does not react (or reacts very poorly) to extraneous sounds and sounds, can not notice and wake up from working TV, some noise from a neighboring apartment, and so on. That’s why many parents are interested in whether newborn babies hear well after birth or do not hear at all.
The period when the child begins to hear has long been established; this happens another 16; 17 week of pregnancy.
Proved: the child was not born, but already hears
Being in the womb, the child already has the ability to hear and react to sound. With intrauterine development there is a reaction to music and to voices, which has been repeatedly proved experimentally: my mother read several children’s poems at her last pregnancy. When a certain time passed after the birth of a child, a familiar verse was read near him and a reaction followed: recognition: the child began to actively move the legs and handles.
There are the opinions of some parents that a newly born child still does not hear well, or even does not hear at all because of the fluid in the inner ear, and begins to distinguish sounds only by the second; the third day, but this is completely wrong!
From the first days of life, the child reacts to the sounds, but reacts mainly only to loud sounds (sharp ones that can create a certain vibration), so if there is no reaction to the working TV, quiet voices, other quiet noises do not need to think that the kid is nothing he hears everything, he hears everything, just does not react.
It is quite surprising that a newborn can distinguish a person’s voice from any other sound, i.e. the child has a congenital reflex of the ability to hear. Quickly and best of all among the other voices of the crumb begins to recognize the mother’s voice, which was spoken during pregnancy.
The baby immediately after birth has a well-developed hearing and has a reaction to:
- in the motor activity of the legs and arms;
- turns of the head;
- search for the voice source by eyes;
We, when we arrived from the hospital, the first couple of weeks the child did not react very much to the sounds. But when her daughter turned a month, she could not sleep under the sound of the TV, woke up from any loud sound. Each in different ways.
And my son, the first days of life reacted only to me. He drove with his eyes for the trinket, and just looked at the others, probably got acquainted. But after a week at home, the reaction appeared on the father and sister.
Actually, doctors in the maternity homes of Moscow are now checking the hearing with a special device!
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