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Doctor insights on: Why Do Babies Cry When They Hear Loud Sounds

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Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more


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Every time i hear my neighbor's baby cry my breasts start to hurt, I have no children, answers please?

Every time i hear my neighbor's baby cry my breasts start to hurt, I have no children, answers please?

Oxytocin surge: You are a female that the instinctual response of the adult female is to respond to a crying baby. This response can be in the form of a release of oxytocin from teh brain (pituitary gland), which causes contraction of some of the smooth muscles in the breast. This can cause pain in some individuals. The same response causes milk let down / leakage in lactating females. It is natural. ...Read more

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My son is too scared if crackers or loud sound and start crying & trembling. Do i need to show him to a councillor or a specialist.

My son is too scared if crackers or loud sound  and start crying & trembling. Do i need to show him to a councillor or a specialist.

Your son: You haven't said how old your son is, but it sounds like he's very afraid. Kids who have been thorough trauma like people fighting, earthquakes, floods, etc might react this way to loud noises. Has your son been exposed to these or similar things? Yes, if he's in distress often, please do take him to a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other professional so that he can be assessed and helped. ...Read more

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Ears were exposed to very loud sound by my strong headphones and I had pain and reduction of hearing but I feel better now, do I still need to go Dr?

Ears were exposed to very loud sound by my strong headphones and I had pain and reduction of hearing but I feel better now, do I still need to go Dr?

Avoid loud noises: After one episode of exposure to very loud noise, if you feel like your hearing is normal, you probably don't need to see an audiologist. But, the well-known cause of premature reduced hearing is repeated exposure to loud noises, such as loud music, factory work, working around loud engines. Turn down the volume on the headphones and if you get pain, take them off. Give your ears a break to heal. ...Read more

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What are the implications of a 4 month old baby failing hearing test twice? Does that mean he's impaired? We test him at home and he responds to sound

What are the implications of a 4 month old baby failing hearing test twice? Does that mean he's impaired? We test him at home and he responds to sound

For your son to : Develop receptive & expressive language as close to normal as possible & function academically as close to grade level as possible, his degree of deafness & his need for augmented hearing need to be confirmed now, by auditory evoked response, evaluation by an otologist (ear dr.), genetic testing, & developmental assessment & therapy thru your state health division's early intervention program. ...Read more

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I have broken and dislocated my tailbone and keep hearing loud cracking sounds. Should I be concerned?

Only is painful: Fractures of the coccyx or tail bone can occur and can be quite painful. Several muscles attach to the tail bone and contracting these muscles could cause the bone to shift and/or crack. But as long as you don't have pain, you can leave it alone. If there is pain, this should be checked out by your doctor. Rarely the tailbone can be excised if it is causing a lot of pain. ...Read more

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If someone puts a loud sound to your ear will you lose hearing?

If someone puts a loud sound to your ear will you lose hearing?

Possibly: A loud enough sound will decrease hearing in the ear exposed. Repeated exposure to slightly less loud sounds will eventually cause some hearing loss. Best to wear ear protection if you will be in a loud environment. ...Read more