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May 18th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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I took Catie for her hearing test yesterday. I didn't think she had any hearing problems, she always responds when you talk to her. But i guess when there is a speech delay they like to check hearing out first. Of course on the way up there she falls asleep, which means i have to wake her up for the test. Oh they took us right back, like within 5 minutes after arriving. So i wake her up and she was a little grumpy at first. But really for being woken up from a nap she did a good job.

They had us in a sound proof room. They had me sit in a chair with Catie on my lap facing forward. In front of us was a Nurse (??) who had a stuffed puppet and a clicker toy. On the right was a penguin (in a box) and on the left was a rhino (in a box).

The animals would make noises and move, and every time they "talked" to her or moved she was to look at them. Then the lady would make clicking noises and try to get catie to look straight ahead.

They said she passed. Doing the test that way they really can't tell what percentage of hearing is in each ear, but they said she responded pretty equally on both sides. They said to get a true hearing test reading they would need to do it with the headphones. But they found kids don't normally keep them on until they're closer to 3 1/2 years old. (some maybe later. my niece had a hearing test done at 4 and she still wouldn't keep the headphones on)

They tried to check for fluid in the ears, but Catie is really sensative about her ears. She doesn't not like anyone touching them. So of course when they tried she started screaming "No, no, no (yeah she's got that word down), crying and trying to get away. She's never had an ear infection so not sure why she's so against people touching her ears. She doesn't like ear thermometers either.

I went ahead and scheduled a speech evaluation, but the wait is pretty long and they can't get us in until August. I had to call our doctor and have them fax in a script for a speech eval. Because for some reason he only did a hearing test, even though the reason we were concerned was because of speech delay!
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May 18th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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I am glad her hearing is fine. If you don't mind me asking, what prompted you to check if she has a speech delay?
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May 18th, 2012, 09:56 AM
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gald to hear that her hearing seems to be fine. Breana had hers tested at 4 and she wouldn't kepe the headphones on or understand what she had to do.

could Catie have earwax built up in her ears?? That was Breana's problem.

Good luck with the speech therapy.
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May 18th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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gald to hear that her hearing seems to be fine. Breana had hers tested at 4 and she wouldn't kepe the headphones on or understand what she had to do.

could Catie have earwax built up in her ears?? That was Breana's problem.

Good luck with the speech therapy.

Billy always has wax in his right ear. I am going to ask his ped about it. We have an appt wednesday,
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May 18th, 2012, 11:54 AM
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what prompted you to check if she has a speech delay?

At her 2 year check up in October the doctor was concerned because Catie really wasn't saying any words. Just a lot of babble. We decided to check in 6 months to see if she improved. We went back at the end of April and while she has improved, she's not really where she should be. At that appointment i'd say her total number of words was between 10-12. But even since that appointment my husband and I have noticed an improvement on what she's saying. Yesterday she said the word "shoe" for the first time. (she was walking and her shoe fell off). She said "oh no shoe". Not a huge sentence, but usually she just says 2 word sentences. We got 3 on that one

could Catie have earwax built up in her ears??

it's a possibility. When we went in april, she did have some ear wax in her ears. The doctor tried to remove it. It wasn't pretty. Remember she doesn't like people touching her ears. I had to hold her down while the doctor tried to remove the ear wax. It was breaking my heart. She was screaming and crying and calling out "mama, mama".

but she also passed the hearing test. Even the really quiet sounds she reacted to.
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Happyshe passed and I hope its nothing and she is just a late talker
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Glad the hearing test went well.
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