The IDK article “Toys & Games for Deaf Children” is one of the most-read on this site, so this complementary piece suggests toys for early development.
Remember, children who’re deaf have the same toys as hearing children, even if you may think otherwise!
Handheld rattles will develop your child’s ability to ‘listen’ with their hands and to sense vibrations while activating any residual hearing they have.
The same goes for music toys, especially with moving parts or actions to attract your child’s curiosity. Anything that vibrates or animates is good.
Try to get toys that have a visual action to accompany a sound (light-up toys for example) to teach your child the link between actions and sounds.
Check out the article for insights into toys for your baby’s development …