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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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