Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Happens If My Infant Does Not Pass A Hearing Test

Share
1

1
What happens if my infant does not pass a hearing test?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Pakdaman
107 doctors shared insights

Hearing Test (Definition)

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What can I expect at a hearing test for my baby?

What can I expect at a hearing test for my baby?

See if baby has hear: Most of the hearing tests on the babies are fine and if the baby fails it needs to be repeated newborns can not be called deaf until they fail two or more tests. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
How often does a baby acquire deafness some time after passing the hearing test at birth?

Not often: If a baby passed a hearing test at birth it is unusual but not impossible to acquire deafness later. Family history, some syndromes, and infections can lead to acquired deafness after a normal hearing test. Some kids fail a hearing screen but are not deaf. Wax build up can decrease hearing and removing it clears that right up. ...Read more

6

6
My Son (4 mo) couldn't passed 1st hearing test probably OAE in both ear, what are the chances that he will pass AABR test at 6 month?

My Son (4 mo) couldn't passed 1st hearing test probably OAE in both ear, what are the chances that he will pass AABR test at 6 month?

Good: Hearing is screened routinely at birth in the US. Between 2 and 10 percent of infants do not pass the initial test, OAE, and go on to a repeat test later. Most will pass the second test and the ones who do not go on to ABR. Of all newborns tested, only 1 percent or fewer will have significant hearing loss. Risk is increased if there is a family history of deafness. ...Read more

7

7
Doctors and ent think i have tmj which cousins swelling on side of face and blocked ear passes a hearing test at the ent but ear feels full and pressu?

Doctors and ent think i have tmj which cousins swelling on side of face and blocked ear passes a hearing test at the ent but ear feels full and pressu?

TMJ: See Dentist that does a TMJ care. Ask your General Dentist for referral. As physicians and ENT specialists have ruled out infection, a TMJ joint specialty department at a Dental School is a good resource. ...Read more

8

8
What is a hearing test like for a child?

What is a hearing test like for a child?

Hearing test: For a 4--5-year-old child, peicture audiometry is good to use. For older children, pure tone audiometry is preferred. For younger children especially from the newborn period, hearing test using otoacoustic evoked potential is best. ...Read more

9

9
What is the definition or description of: hearing test?

Hearing testa: A hearing test or audiogram is a test performed to determine how well one hears both sounds and the spoken voice. ...Read more

10

10
What can I expect at a sedated hearing test?

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

11

11
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

12

12
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

See 4 more doctor answers
13

13
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

14

14
Why would need a hearing test if it is getting harder to hear in noisy restaurant?

Maybe a partial loss: Having trouble distinguishing sounds in a noisy environment may indicate partial hearing loss. You may be able to hear reasonably well for many sounds (or frequencies), but have loss for some frequencies which could make it harder to pick out, or distinguish, sounds as you once did. It never hurts to get tested and find out if there's something up...Or down! ...Read more

15

15
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

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
How must I prepare my mom for a hearing test?

No prep: So long as a person can say whether they are hearing the particular sound or not. ...Read more

17

17
How does a doctor conduct a hearing test?

How does a doctor conduct a hearing test?

Hearing tests: Usually an audiologist conducts the hearing test. This is an interactive test checking for hearing at each frequency and at decibel level. They plot on a graph and we can deduct what type of hearing loss patient has, how severe it is. ...Read more

18

18
What's involved in a hearing test?

What's involved in a hearing test?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

20

20
What should I expect at a hearing test?

Various: There are various components to a comprehensive audiogram (hearing test). They include checking your responses to various test tones given at various pitches and volumes. Those test tones will be given via earphones as well as by bone stimulator behind the ear. You'll also be asked to repeat back spoken words and assessed for how accurately you do this and at what volume. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer