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Risk Of Hearing Loss In Baby
Causes of prelingual: hearing loss: : (1) > 50% genetic, 50% of these from mutations of GJB2 genes that code for connexin proteins, carried by 1:33 people. Babies who inherit it from both parents have deafness. (2) syndromes, inherited or new mutations (3) intrauterine infections, mainly cytomegalovirus (3) postnatal infections, mainly bacterial meningitis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1434/?report=reader. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infant hearing: An infant may have a hearing deficit due to a number of conditions. These include abnormal development of the ear drum or canal, abnormal brain development and nervous system, infections such as meningitis. In most states a hearing test is conducted prior to discharge of an infant after birth. Prmg (peds md) can review records at 858 259 9689, at no personal cost only billed to insurance w/card. ...Read more
Hearing loss in kids: Symptoms of hearing loss in children is highly dependant on their age. Infants with hearing loss may not startle at loud sounds, turn their head to mother's voice or not make coo sounds. Older children may have delayed speech development, seem to be ignoring you, perform poorly in school or have behavioral problems. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Imagine not understanding or comprehending the world around you and everyone expecting you to understand. Kids become frustrated and may act out. Children who are affected by hearing loss need great support and a team of people that will help them untangle the gibberish they hear. Ent, otologists, speech therapists etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Profound hearing loss means inability to hear all but the loudest sounds and inability to discriminate sounds. In other words, can't hear, can't understand and can't learn to speak. Your child needs an otologic evaluation and recommendation for hearing restoration, including hearing aids, bone aids or cochlear implants.. ...Read more
Hearing test: If your baby was born in south carolina a hearing test was done before they left the hospital. You should be able to tell if your baby turns towards noises or is startled by a loud noise. If not, talk to your doctor about having their hearing retested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Hearing is the most important sensory function necessary for speech development. If an infant cannot hear, he/she likely may become a deaf mute. It is important the baby needs full otological evaluation to correct the hearing loss. The earlier the detection the better for the baby. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Probably not: Hearing defect in infant is more often associated with CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection or craniofacial deformity. ...Read more
I have a little hearing loss, I am trying to conceive, what can I do to keep my hearing from worsening? And not passing it my baby?
Transmitting hearing: loss to a baby can occur with HCMV and other "torch infections" (you have to have the infection yourself though) Autosomal dominant congenital hearing loss is transmitted to all offspring (but may have variable expression). Recessive inheritance requires both parents have the gene. There are over 300 causes for inherited deafness. I suggest you see a specialist who can determine your type. ...Read more
Yes: If the mother's hsv is inactive, she may never pass it to her baby.Some viral shedding is possible and may infect a baby in the first weeks, but most don't. Mild hearing loss could be transient fluid buildup in the middle ears. It can be a genetic issue or another virus called cmv. ...Read more
Hi doctor. My child has complained of suddenly hearing loss, some time he could not understand word.dr advise hearing aid after test . Please help me.
Sudden hearing loss: sudden hearing loss is a abrupt loss of hearing of 30 decibels or more over at least 3 frequencies on the hearing test. Acute hearing loss can be treated with steroids or observed. Some hearing comes back even without treatment. If the doctor recommended a hearing aid, I am assuming his hearing loss is older that one month. 1 month seems to be the golden window for treatment. ...Read more
A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language ( verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The damage to hearing is caused by active invasion of the tissues by CMV germs when the mother has it for the first time during pregnancy.A large portion of the adult population both male & female tests positive for prior CMV infection, once they have had they are immune & don't pass it or any damage to their infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a child has some hearing loss would they still be able to hear a whisper close to their ear? Almost 3 yr old
Hearing : Hearing loss can manifest in many ways. The loss may be partial, covering certain frequency ranges, or it can involve only one ear. The hearing loss can involve a problem with the structures in the ear or can involve the nervous system. The only way to determine the presence of a hearing loss and to characterize it is to be examined by a ENT physician and have a hearing test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a mother have HSV 2 and child have mild hearing loss, does that mean the child was passed on HSV 2 to cause hearing problems?
Transmission of an : active HSV 2 infection during vaginal delivery leads to neonatal herpes encephalitis, not isolated mild hearing loss. Last case I saw was in 1976, thank God. Stop beating yourself up. There are over 200 genetic causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Chronic middle ear fluid can cause conductive hearing loss. Even mild hearing loss impacts academics. Ask child's doctors what, why, how & what to do ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child who is 3 months has a moderate cleft palate. Surgery at 10 months. Can cleft palate lead to deafness? I know it can cause hearing loss
Relax: Part of the defect in clefts is an altered position of the muscles that pull up on the palate & effect the drainage of fluid from the middle ear into the throat.Poor drainage can lead to retained fluid & temporary reduced hearing & ear infections. Tubes are commonly put in cleft kids even before they have ear infections.With regular monitoring your kids hearing will be preserved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers