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I recently took my 5 month old baby to a family event where

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I recently took my 5 month old baby to a family event where unexpectedly a band was playing so unfortunately my baby was exposed to loud music. My baby didn't appear to be stressed by the music and at one point she actually fell asleep despite the music being played. I haven't noticed any changes in her behaviour since the event but I am now panicking that I may have caused damage to her ears. Would a one-off exposure to loud music cause damage to a 5 month old baby's hearing? Many thanks!

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I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

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I went through your post

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acoustic trauma can occur with one off exposure to loud music

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But it need not always result in damage

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Just observe your daughter

Customer: Are there symptoms of trauma that I should look for?
Pediatrician :

at 5 months of age she would have developed good head contro

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if no damage has occured she should turn towards to the direction of sound

Pediatrician :

You can do this test and see if she is turning towards the direction of sound

Customer: That's good news as I tested her this morning and all seems to be good
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Then there is no need to worry

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her hearing is fine then

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She might not have sustained any serious damage

Customer: Ok....great :)
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you can test her hearing later once she grows up

Customer: many thanks for your help
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