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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

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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 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 can I expect at a hearing test for my baby?

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

Passing it: Babies should be passing their hearing tests. If failing it at birth then needs repeat test and might need further testing. If fails hearing later on in life, then might be attributed to wax, fluid in ears, infection, or some other abnormality to the inner ear. ...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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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