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i have a question about a hearing test done by an audiologist? is he phd trained?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Recently trained audiologist have an aud degree that is a doctors degree in audiology. It is also possible to have a phd in audiology, but this is less common.

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What does it mean if my baby doesn't pass the hearing test?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Failed the test: If you are referring to the newborn screen the test requires a patent ear canal. If there is fluid, as is often the case in a newborn, or wax in the ear canal of an older child they may fail this test. The first step is to examine the ear and repeat the test. Failing the hearing test may also mean there is a hearing problem that may need to be followed up by an otolaryngologist.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to get a hearing test? Will it hurt?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Simple: A hearing test is a very simple and non-invasive test.. Simply listen to tones and/or voices and press a button... Very simple.
Salinas, CA
A 43-year-old female asked:

What does a failed hearing test mean for a 5 year old?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Need eval: If the test was in a physicians office i assume the problem need further evaluation by ent. If audiolgy or ascholl screening could be ear wax , eustachian tube dysfunction , or ear drum infection will need evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can someone with a hearing loss become audiologist?

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Dr. Michael Olds
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Absolutely: Hearing loss does not have to limit your professional options. If you're interested in audiology- go for it.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Should all preemies have hearing tests after they leave the hospital?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
All Babies: All babies should have a hearing test before leaving the hospital. So if a test was not done in the hospital then do it as an out patient. Premi or full term.

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