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November 4th, 2011, 01:31 PM
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My Daughter Jamie had a hearing test the other day. I am a little confused and I am wondering if I could get advise from someone. They tested her ears to see if the eardrum moved. There was a difference in her ears but both Moved. They done a few tests to see if the ear responded to frequency and you saw a difference on Paper between her 2 ears. They put us in a sound booth and done a test to see if she would respond to vocal. She kept turning so her right ear was Facing the speaker. They did say she can hear and she hears better out of her right ear but they said they did not need to see her again. I am wondering why they would not need to see her again if there is a difference in her ears. I know she has neurological problems affecting her eyes and we waited because an opthamologist told us she just had a big nose and would grow into it. Is this something I should push for more testing on or is this something that I should Wait and see what is going to happen? Is it Normal if they find a difference in how each ear hears to not see them again?
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November 4th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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I'm not 100% sure, but here's my best guess. It sounds like she may have some kind of impedance - fluid build up, slightly malformed ear drum, something - on the one side. It's possible that the difference is small enough that they don't feel she would benefit from putting a hearing aid in her weaker ear. Since she can hear speech in the weaker ear, and hears fine with her stronger one, they probably don't feel that her speech and language development will be impacted by the difference.

That being said, it sounds like you left there with a lot of questions and some doubts. IMO, it wouldn't hurt to seek a second opinion if possible. If you don't want to do that, I would at least see if you can get an appointment either with an audiologist or maybe your pediatrician and get your questions answered about the results of the test.

Good luck!! I hope you can get some reassurance.
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November 4th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Ok. We had her on Clairitin for a month before the test so we didn't Have excessive fluid. I guess we were in such a hurry because I had to get to work I never thought of my questions untill later that night. We did see an audiologist but In our area there is no specialists in Children's hearing. We would Have to drive 2 hours away for that. I guess it worries me that she has no 3D eyesight and no depth Preception and now a side where she has less hearing. I worry on how it can limit her.
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November 5th, 2011, 04:19 AM
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Yeah, I totally understand that. Did you get a copy - or will you get a copy - or the audiogram and report from the tests? You could try contacting the children's department a few hours away and see if you can just get a phone consult, email them the report and see what their opinion of the results is.
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November 5th, 2011, 11:04 PM
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They sent a copy to my Daughter's Daycare. They could probably Make me a copy. I know my hubby thinks I am thinking too much into this but I do have reasons to wonder. I was told her eye problems are either due to prematurity or genetic. She was in no way premature but the Doc did not want to do a bunch of testing if the eyes were the only problem. It makes me wonder if the two could be related.
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November 6th, 2011, 05:26 AM
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I agree, especially with her having the eye issues too, there's a chance they could be related. At the very least, I'd talk it over with your pediatrician and see what s/he recommends.
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November 10th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Well I called the Children's Hospital and they want to see her TOMORROW. I am taking the test results with me and we have made sure someone is available to pick up Rachel from School. I was expecting to wait a month but they got us right in. Hopefully I will have my answers tomorrow.
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November 10th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Wow! I know it's a bit of a hassle to be able to get there that quick, but I'm glad they've been so responsive. Please let me know how it goes!
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November 11th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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They tested her for an hour and a half. NO HEARING LOSS. I am so happy. They said she probably did not want to work with them so she ignored them. They said if she gets any more referrals to let them know.
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