From 8 to 12 Months - Hearing and Speech

Pregnancy and Beyond

By 8 months of age your baby will be repeating many sounds that he hears. The babbling will begin to sound like real speech. By one year of age, 2-3 words are used, but these words may not be clear.

The following checklist is a guide to normal hearing and speech development for an 8 to 12 month old baby. As time goes by, check to see if your baby does most of the things listed below:

If you think your baby cannot hear, ask your health care provider to refer you to a licensed audiologist who has experience in testing for hearing loss in babies.