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April 28th, 2013, 05:50 AM
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It's fairly common for babies to fail those tests, and while in most cases it doesn't mean that there will be any long-term hearing issues, it's still important to follow up ASAP. It's already been mentioned, but at this age it's so important that these babies hear as much clear speech as possible because this is such a critical period for speech and language development.

In the meantime, while you are waiting for answers/treatment, just make sure you keep Avery close to you when you talk to him (inches from your face), speak clearly, and use short phrases. With more "purposeful" communication you can maximize his exposure to speech and language. You're probably doing it already anyway

Good luck, it sounds like you are doing everything right, I hope you get some answers soon!
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