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What can affect the hearing test of a newborn?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many things...: The size, shape, and angle of the ear canal, wheter there's any material in the canal blocking it, movement of the infant, the quality of the hearing test equipment, how well the person giving the test knows how to use it, and, of course, true hearing loss problems. Failed hearing screens should always have a confirmation test run soon after.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can yelling at your newborn affect their hearing?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: But it can affect their psyche. We are sensitive beings and a newborn if yelled at a lot may devlop fluid in the ears (so he/she cannot hear you) but not nerve hearing loss. Being yelled at can make a person even a baby feel insecure and unloved and unsafe. I am talking about a lot of yelling. Not just one outburst.

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