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Reasons other than residual fluid for failing newborn oar hearing test?

Reasons other than residual fluid for failing newborn oar hearing test?

Other reasons: There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. A conductive loss is caused by problems in the outer or middle ear. This is the type of loss from fluid , impacted wax in the outer ear or malformation of the ears.Sensorineural loss indicates problem in the inner ear or along the nerve to the ear .This type of loss is permanent and is treated with hearing aid. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How likely can fluid in his ears cause speech/language delays? My son is almost 3 he failed hearing test in the ped's office (the one they use on newborns) due to fluid in his ears. Is this most likely the cause of his delays? Or can the fluid go away o

How likely can fluid in his ears cause speech/language delays? My son is almost 3 he failed hearing test in the ped's office (the one they use on newborns) due to fluid in his ears.  Is this most likely the cause of his delays?  Or can the fluid go away o

Middle ear effusion: Persistent middle ear effusion is usually result of recurrent ear infections, adenoids enlargement which may certainly interfere with hearing accuracy and expressive language if not treated. Sometimes antihistamines are helpful however I believe you need to see an ENT who can check hearing at depth in your toddler and come up with a teatment plan one of which may include ear tubes ...Read more

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What can affect the hearing test of a newborn?

What can affect the hearing test of a newborn?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My son trouble hearing in one ear...failed hearing test at school had well check 3 weeks ago she saw some fluid in his ear was not concerned? What

My son trouble hearing in one ear...failed hearing test at school had well check 3 weeks ago she saw some fluid in his ear was not concerned? What

Effusion: Fluid in the middle ear space (effusion) interferes with the normal movement of the eardrum, necessary for us to hear properly. The usual course of action is to treat the effusion, and when the fluid has cleared, repeat the hearing screen. If he continues to fail the screen, formal audiology should be performed. ...Read more

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Besides a hearing problem, what would be a reason for a 7mo not to coo or babble? She passed the newborn screening & turns to noises but is not vocal.

Besides a hearing problem, what would be a reason for a 7mo not to coo or babble? She passed the newborn screening & turns to noises but is not vocal.

Don't ignore hearing: The newborn hearing exam is one point in time & provides us with needed initial information on hearing issues that are present from birth. However, there are some conditions that can lead to gradual loss after a few months, even if things were fine at the start.I'd get the hearing re-tested as part of a good evaluation with your dr.Baby should be doing reciprocal oos & ahhs & more as you play. ...Read more

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What are the implications of a 4 month old baby failing hearing test twice? Does that mean he's impaired? We test him at home and he responds to sound

What are the implications of a 4 month old baby failing hearing test twice? Does that mean he's impaired? We test him at home and he responds to sound

For your son to : Develop receptive & expressive language as close to normal as possible & function academically as close to grade level as possible, his degree of deafness & his need for augmented hearing need to be confirmed now, by auditory evoked response, evaluation by an otologist (ear dr.), genetic testing, & developmental assessment & therapy thru your state health division's early intervention program. ...Read more

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How can a hearing test help a child?

How can a hearing test help a child?

See below:: The most important time for a child to learn language is in the first 3 years of life. In fact, children begin learning speech and language in the first 6 months of life. Research suggests that children with hearing loss who get help early develop better language skills than those who don’t. The earlier you know about a child’s hearing loss, the sooner you can make sure your child benefits from st. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could guess on a hearing test?

Can you tell me if i could guess on a hearing test?

Not usually: Audiologists are trained to determine whether or not their patients are guessing or faking responses on hearing testing. They have several tricks to determine if the patient is guessing or faking. ...Read more

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What are the lloyd hearing test results trustworthy?

What are the lloyd hearing test results trustworthy?

Hearing test: Lloyds chemists have nothing to do with a hearing test. You should never rely on a hearing test without intervention of an ENT specialist (Ear-Nose and Throat specialist), especially if it's your first time getting a diagnosis. Lloyd's is specialized however in hearing aids. Get your ear exam and audiogram from ENT not the supplier of the Hearing Aid that they will sell you, conflict of interest. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Pakdaman
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