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4 yr old that only says 26 words, he has to stick to the same routine or he freaks out. Has had hearing test no problems.

4 yr old that only says 26 words, he has to stick to the same routine or he freaks out. Has had hearing test no problems.

PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMEN: Your child needs to be properly evaluated by a pediatric developmental specialist. By 4 years old he should be speaking in complete sentences. Pleas get professionalhelpfor him. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Pakdaman
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Hearing Test (Definition)

A hearing test or audiogram is a test performed to determine how well one hears both sounds ...Read more


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

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

Depends: If the test was done at school it may mean that the child has fluid behind the eardrum decreasing hearing or may have wax in the ear blocking hearing. When children fail such a test we want to see them as the most common reason is one of the above. If all is clear then an ENT or formal hearing test with an audiologist may be needed. Usually not a serious problem. See your doc. ...Read more

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5 year old daughter had hearing test,30dbs.she says she has a bubble in it and struggles to hear a little.what could it be.doesnt hurt her?

5 year old daughter had hearing test,30dbs.she says she has a bubble in it and struggles to hear a little.what could it be.doesnt hurt her?

Hearing: If the test was done at school, have it repeated by your doctor or an audiologist. If she is still having trouble with her hearing, she should be referred to an ENT (Ear, Nose, & Throat) doctor for more evaluation. It could be a temporary thing due to a recent ear infection, or it could be actual hearing loss. It needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hearing problem, 6 yr old. My 6 year old is always complaining he can't hear. He blares the tv, ect. He has in the past, passed more than one hearing test (he's done the ones where they make the toys in the room make noise and he turns to them, ect) he ha

Hearing problem, 6 yr old. My 6 year old is always complaining he can't hear. He blares the tv, ect. He has in the past, passed more than one hearing test (he's done the ones where they make the toys in the room make noise and he turns to them, ect) he ha

A : A new hearing test would not be unheard of. Central auditory processing disorder is rare, but becoming more common as we learn more about it. For diagnosis, you will have to bring him to a doctor and audiologist that have knowledge in it, know how to definitively diagnose it, and then treat it. It may be beneficial to take your son to cincinnati children's hospital. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay passed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.

It is hard to say ..: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he exhibit periods of time where he is engaged in activities with other children: does he understand the language you use with him, does he have a range of emotions: happy, sad, etc. You should discuss these questions with your Pediatric Specialist- KB ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do

Could my 3 year old be autistic?he is not yet pottu trained,has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test.he throws very violent tempers.he do

Maybe/maybe not: Only 75% of kids are potty trained at 3.Any kid with a communication disorder will be frustrated and tend to throw fits. Proper evaluation by a speech and language specialist and developmental pediatrician could give a better picture of what is going on. This could just be a developmental speech/language issue, separate from the label of autism or its related disorders. ...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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What does it mean if my baby doesn't pass the hearing test?

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

Needs rescreening: Universal hearing screening is offered in many states to help identify children with hearing loss.Screening tests are often simple and inexpensive alowing a tech to screen thousands of babies to find the few that need more reliable (& more expensive) tests. Many that fail test one will pass the same test 2wks later. I've cared for hundreds that failed screening, only 2 with true deafness in 30yr. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Had hearing test and can't hear very high frequency,what does it mean as can hear people alright?

Had hearing test and can't hear very high frequency,what does it mean as can hear people alright?

Hearing loss: High frequency hearing loss (above 30 decibels) may start to occur with age or after chronic exposure to loud noises. You may have a slight difficulty distinguishing womens' voices, particularly in a crowded room. Be sure to use hearing protection and avoid exposure to loud, high pitched noises to prevent worsening of the hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can a hearing test come back normal even if they have a hearing loss in a 16 month old?

Can a hearing test come back normal even if they have a hearing loss in a 16 month old?

Type of test: The answer really depends on what time of testing was done on your 16 month old. Can you elaborate on the nature of the tests? ...Read more

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What would cause a toddler to fail hearing test in one ear and on repeat fail both ears? no congestion at the time.

What would cause a toddler to fail hearing test in one ear and on repeat fail both ears? no congestion at the time.

Needs OAE Exam: If he does NOT have middle ear fluid on exam this concerns me. Many Pediatricians now have OAE screener tech in their office. It checks for the tiny sound that the hair cells of the cochlea make as it perceives sound. An 'oto acoustic emission' or OAE. Office tech can screen for six frequencies. If your ped's does not have one, ask for referral. Also, is his newborn hearing screen normal? ...Read more

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What is a minimum score on a hearing test to be considered passing?

Not a pass/fail test: Hearing test determines at what pitches [htz] you may have hearing deficits [measured in db decibels]. It tests a range from below threshold of hearing [20 htz] to high pitch [over 20000 htz] in both ears separately and together. Pass or fail is determined by the groups who's standards u r hoping to meet. Just follow directions & do your best. Always take measures to protect your hearing. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a sedated hearing test?

Sleep: Most of the time we do this for pediatric patients, but we also do this for some adult patients. Usually we start an iv, then use some short acting sedatives to put you into a gentle sleep. The patient usually only remembes the IV and then drifts off to sleep. We can also do this with oral medications, so skipping the iv. ...Read more

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Do you get hearing test results back stright away?

Generally: Hearing tests are performed by a technician, who gives the results to the physician who ordered them. However, they generally can tell you whether you have conductive or sensory hearing loss right there on the spot. ...Read more

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What happens if my infant does not pass a hearing test?

Further testing: The screening of newborns for hearing loss is one of the great public health triumphs in the last 10 years. The screening tests used have some shortcomings that occasionally require additional testing in order to accurately define the hearing levels in young infants and children. Defining the hearing levels is important and can have enormous implications for speech and language development. ...Read more

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I have a question about a hearing test done by an audiologist? Is he phd trained?

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. ...Read more