5 Year Olds Are Scared When They Hear Loud Noises, Is It Autistic?
Hello r nI want to ask. My child is 5 years old, if he hears a slightly loud sound, for example firecrackers or other children screaming why is he afraid n covers his ears. Is it possible that he has autism
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The human ear is designed to hear sounds at a moderate level (audiosonic), which is a frequency of about 20 to 20000 Hertz. If you hear a sound that is too loud, it is normal for you to feel discomfort, it can be painful, buzzing, and so on. Because of this discomfort, humans normally reflexively close their ears. This reflex is one of the body's attempts to prevent more serious ear damage.
So, the actual actions your child is experiencing do not necessarily indicate a disorder. Often, the threshold for each person's vulnerability to listening to loud voices can be different, some are low, some are higher. This is also influenced by environmental and habitual factors. Children who rarely hear loud noises will certainly feel uncomfortable if they are exposed to too much noise.
Autism is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder that causes sufferers to experience obstacles in communicating, interacting socially, and also behaving. This condition is characterized by symptoms that vary depending on the severity. However, some complaints that often arise in children aged 5 years are:
Delay in speech development
Rarely expresses emotions and is insensitive to other people's feelings
Does not respond when called by name
Avoid eye contact
The tone is straight, flat, robotic
Difficulty understanding simple questions or instructions
Having disturbances in movement (such as frequent tiptoes)
Prefers routine, dislikes change
Do repetitive movements
Rarely imagine, and so on
If none of the other symptoms of autism mentioned above are happening to your child, then it is likely that they are not experiencing autism. However, if in doubt, you can check your child directly to a pediatrician for further evaluation.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah