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Causes Of A Child Failing A Hearing Test
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
Yes: If your child is not developing their verbal skills at the expected age, they should absolutely have their hearing tested. Even though most infants have their hearing tested at birth, these tests are not 100%, and a normal test at birth does not eliminate the possibility of hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause a toddler to fail hearing test in one ear and on repeat fail both ears? no congestion at the time.
Hearing: The toddler needs to be taken to a pediatric audiologist/ ENT practice for testing in a sound proof booth, and checking transmission of sounds and having a thorough exam. please do not ignore. It may be as simple as the child was too anxious, but it may be an issue with the inner ear ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the type: There are hearing screens and full blown hearing tests. Screens may be simple, brief tests where a soft-tipped probe is held gently in your ear, special sounds are emitted, and the response of the ear is measured by the machine. More formal tests involve wearing headphones in special, quiet booths or rooms and testing your ability to hear various sounds and sound strengths. All are painless! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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