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A 29-year-old female asked:

Toddler failed hearing test and dr did not see any fluid on exam. what can be causing this then?

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Failed hearing test: Did the hearing test involve checking for fluid? If not sometimes it can not be seen by looking at it and that would still be a reason for failed test .
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Hearing Loss: It depends on what frequencies were failed. The next best move is a complete evaluation with an ENT and an audiologist.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
There are 4 types of: permanent hearing loss. Causes of congenital sensorineural hearing loss are genetic factors in 50%, illnesses or injuries occurring before, during or after birth. If your child can't respond consistently to directions for a behavioral hearing test, (s)he needs a Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response. (S)he needs a developmental assessment by Early Intervention even if the HL is mild &/or temporary.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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