Anyone Have A Deaf Child

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amy p - November 25

my son is 4 and was born profoundly deaf and he has a cochlear implant in each ear....just wondering if there are any other mothers out there????

 

Lesley - November 25

My son is getting sent for a hearing test. He is only 18 days old. He doesn't respond to sounds, doesn't blink if you clap close to his face, isn't startled by loud noises or nothing.

 

To Lesley - November 25

Lesley why are you jumping the gun when he is that young. Of course they don't respond to much at such a young age. I take it you are a first time mom.

 

TC - November 25

To "to Lesley', why are you picking on Lesley. Usually when a child has a problem it is found out by the parents FIRST and then confirmed by medical staff. It is up to her to make sure her baby is ok. Also, babies do so respond to things at an early age. Also, Lesley put up a post a little while ago talking about this problem and I believe (if my memory serves me correctly) that a nurse or somebody visited her house and recommened that he get checked out. Please lets not be rude.

 

Lesley - November 25

Actually I am a mum to 3. I know what I'm talking about and I trust my instincts, not what I read in books or on forums. My youngets isn't responding to any sounds, where my other 2 were straight awya. Not that I have to explain myself to you like!

 

Lesley - November 25

Hey TC, thank you :-) I see the fools have escaped from their padded cells again LOL

 

TC - November 25

You are very welcome ;D Please put up an update in your post of what happened at the doctor.

 

Lesley - November 25

I will do TC. I wish the apopintmet would hurry up. I hate not knowing. My heath visitor was out last monday and did a check list on him, and cos he wasn't doing anything on there she said I should get an appointment soon. Surely there can't be a big demand on hearing tests for babies? I don't know..... I just hope I get it soon. If I haven't heard anything next week I will call them up.

 

kay - November 25

however said that lesley's baby is too young and she shouldn't worry, why are you talking out of your a__s? From the minute babies are born they respond to loud noises, so do some research!!!

 

amy p - November 25

you know you have no idea every second that they miss is a BIG deal...my son was 14 months when we found out and man did he miss alot...the first 3 yrs are the most critial for language development...so the earlier the better...good luck lesly keep me posted..i would love to chat...if you need to talk!!! and to "to lesley" babies do respond at such a young age...there are "reflex's" that all babies have and the startle reflex to sound is one of them....

 

amy p - November 25

oh lesley did your hospital do the newborn hearing screen?

 

lilmum - November 25

Lesley, I hope things go ok with your baby. I wouldn't worry yourself too much though, my older son didn't show response to noise until he was around six months old. Some babies just block out noise when they are younger. Ethan is two now and far from deaf.. he can hear a bus pa__s three blocks from our house even with the tv and dishwasher going. Mason is nine days old now and he jumps at every noise.. I think every baby is different.

 

from to lesley - November 26

thats what i was merely trying to say lilmum and got knocked down for it. My baby didn't react to noise for at least 2 months

 

TC - November 26

To the two posters above mine....What do you mean by did not react? Did that mean you would clap in their faces and they did not even flinch? Did that mean that they never jumped or flinched when they heard a sudden loud noise? The key word here is "never". If a baby NEVER does that, there is a problem and I honestly do not believe otherwise.

 

Lesley - November 26

Hi, no they didn't do a hearing test when he was first born. I asked my halth visitor about that and she said it doesn't happen in our area yet. I got a letter this morning saying they refferal has been done and they will write to me 6 weeks before the appointment! 6 weeks, thy are taking the pee. I am sitting here in tears. I can't wait that long. Do they have any idea how I feel. Obviously not..... To the person who "jumped the gun" you might of meant that babies are different but it was the way you put it. You a__sumed I was a first time mum and worrying over nothing. The thing that got me worried was a woman had accidently set a rape alarm off on a bus a couple of weeks ago and he didn't respond in any way at all. I have 2 older children and he doesn't respond when either of them shout or scream. When we clap infront of his face he doesn't even blink. When doors slam or we make other sudden loud noises he isn't startled at all. Now tell me I'm worrying over nothing......

 

TC - November 26

Lesley I am sorry to hear about the testing. Try to keep your chin up. Maybe you should do some research about hearing impaired children and perhaps talk with Amy P. Doing so could probably brace you for the worst. My mom always told me to "expect the best but prepare for the worst" . *Big Hug*

 

Lesley - November 26

I have noone deaf or even partially deaf in my family. I have never had to go through this before, nor do I know anyone who has went through it. I need someone to talk to in person who knows what I'm going through. I'm going to have to call the hearing test place and ask why they are making me wait so long for this test. Is anyone from the UK? How much do you think it will cost to go private? Amy p - do you use MSN, if you do add me my address is [email protected] - anyone else can add me too if you want.

 

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