You must protect your child's hearing the same way you protect your own. But it is even more important to protect your child's hearing, because your child has to develop, socialise and learn how to communicate while growing up.
To protect your child's hearing you should:
- Turn down your radio, stereo, TV and especially your headphones.
- Let the child use hearing protection in noisy surroundings such as rock concerts, motor races and cinemas. Let the child use hearing protection when near lawn movers, chain saws, etc.
- Keep all foreign objects out of your child's ears and do not remove wax with fingers, cotton wool or cotton swabs.
- Be aware of Otitis Media
- Contact your family doctor if you suspect anything wrong with your child's hearing.