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There are many kinds of hearing loss

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HealthWiki > Helping Children Who Are Deaf > Chapter 5: What can your child hear? > There are many kinds of hearing loss


A child who has problems hearing usually has difficulty with both loudness and pitch. For example:

A man playing a flute to his baby.
This baby does not hear well. She cannot hear high-pitch sounds.
She cannot hear her father playing the flute. But she can hear low-pitch, loud sounds like drums.