Auditory (hearing)

Our auditory sense is located within our inner ear and is stimulated by air and sound waves. Children may have hearing within normal range when taken for a hearing test but can still struggle with over or under responsiveness.

  • You may see reactions such as covering their ears to loud, unpredictable and high-pitched sounds such as hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, babies crying, dogs barking and in situations such as school assemblies.
  • They can be the children who will hear everything; a clock ticking, a fly buzzing.
  • Some children are under-responsive to sound or struggling with the processing of auditory information.
  • With attachment and early life trauma, we tend to see a pattern of over-responsiveness.