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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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Could I do a DNA test when the baby is unborn?

Could I do a DNA test when the baby is unborn?

DNA test for what?: There are ways to test the DNA of a fetus, e.g., amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sampling, and lately by examining fetal DNA in maternal circulation. All of these are technically difficult and involved procedures that are not an issue for a do it yourself process. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if I have hearing aid but do not use it anymore can I join if I pass the test at meps?

What happens if I have hearing aid but do not use it anymore can I join if I pass the test at meps?

Maybe if MOS permits: You *have* to report prior use of hearing aid. Prior use is disqualifying by regulation, so you (and a doctor's medical documentation) have to explain why you had it, and why you don't need it anymore. Passing the audiometry testing with an H1 or H2 will assist with a waiver for prior use as long as your MOS allows an H2. Special forces, diving & avionics won't accommodate an H2. ...Read more

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What do you do if a baby is not breathing right after it's born?

What do you do if a baby is not breathing right after it's born?

Baby breathing: We essentially help the baby breathe, even intubate if we need to and assist with breathing. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a matallic test in your mouth?

What does it mean when you have a matallic  test in your mouth?

Side effects: Medications and partial dentures as well as loose silver fillings can cause a metallic taste in mouth not a metal taste. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a heartbeat in your stomach?

What does it mean if you have a heartbeat in your stomach?

Palpitations: One should not feel any heart beat in the stomach area, however in some rare instances that could probably indicate a possible aortic aneurysm (swelling or ballooning of the big artery in the body, namely aorta). Would recommend to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

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 more

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I'm just wondering, if you pass a home drug test with the first morning pee does that mean my system is clean?

I'm just wondering, if you pass a home drug test with the first morning pee does that mean my system is clean?

Generally yes: The first pee is most concentrated from overnight so if would be likely to show something. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you hear a heartbeat in slender?

What does it mean if you hear a heartbeat in slender?

Heartbeat: Sound is damped by the more tissue between the heart and the listener. Thin folks heart tones can sometimes be heard, usually plump folks hearts aren't heard so easily. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you dream of holding a baby?

?U wish to have baby: Or a grandchild or might have nothing to do with anything. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has been constipated for a week. What can they do? Will this hurt their health?

What happens if someone has been constipated for a week. What can they do? Will this hurt their health?

Constipation: Not having bowel movements for prolonged period of time can be hazardous to your health. Normal bowel habits from 2 times a day to 2 bowel movements a week. Not having bowel movements for a week called obstipation can cause fecal impaction inflammation of rectum and or colonic dilatation and possible rupture of colon. One must take necessary action( see a doctor) for bowel regimen and/or enema. ...Read more

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If I don't see a reaction when I use a stool blood test card, how can tell if the test is negative or if it's defective?

If I don't see a reaction when I use a stool blood test card, how can tell if the test is negative or if it's defective?

Ask your physician: After you collect the sample, you must send it back to your physician. There is a solution that is placed on the back of the card to make the color change happen. A small blue circle (control) will appear at the bottom of the test area. If this is the only color change present on the card, the test is negative and valid. ...Read more

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What happens if someone contracted HPV while pregnant does that mean the baby will have it?

What happens if someone contracted HPV while pregnant does that mean the baby will have it?

HPV pregnancy: No. Contracting HPV during pregnancy does not expose the fetus. The potential source of exposure to the fetus is during delivery but the risk of the baby actually becoming infected in a way that will have an impact on the baby's health is very low. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if someone is pregnant 1-2 week and does an MRI test unknowingly?

Could you tell me what happens if someone is pregnant 1-2 week and does an MRI test unknowingly?

Most likely fine!: Mri is not known to cause any birth defects. It is wise to be cautious, but you and your developing pregnancy should not be effected. ...Read more

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If I have a small bleed while I'm 7 weeks pregnant does that mean imma lose my baby or is there a way to help heal it so I can save my baby?

Not to worry: 25% of all pregnancies are going to have bleeding at some point in the pregnancy. Most commonly spotting is not a sign of a miscarriage. Bleeding as you would during a menstrual cycle, filling up the pad, can be a worry some sign. Call your doctor and schedule an ultrasound just to make sure the baby is okay. But from what you're saying, I think everything is going to be fine. ...Read more

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What does the amnio test detect? Can it guarantee my child will be normal?

What does the amnio test detect? Can it guarantee my child will be normal?

No guarantees: Amniocentesis can detect many abnormalities, depending on what you are looking for. Most commonly it will identify the chromosomal makeup of the fetus and measure alpha-fetoprotein (afp). Abnormal chromosomes are found in down syndrome, and high AFP may indicate spina bifida. Even a normal amnio can never guarantee a normal baby as there are conditions that it cannot identify. ...Read more

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