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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
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 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
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
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
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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