Newborns have excellent hearing. In fact, while they are in the womb, they can hear their own heartbeats as well as noises from the outside.
Babies like to listen to voices, music, and sounds like a washing machine or a dishwasher.
Sudden loud noises can make babies cry or wake them up. Even so, there is no reason to keep the house quiet for the baby. Babies get used to everyday noises.
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