My Son Failed Hearing Test

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Maggie - January 17

My 6 year old son went for a hearing test today because he told me he has trouble hearing me. He took the test and failed. The doc said he has a significant loss in both ears. Right now there is no infection present, and from what the doc can see there is no wax build-up and the ear's anatomy looks good. The doc prescribed R-Tanna on the theory that sinus congestion could be causing a build-up of fluid behind the ear drum. He has had quite a few ear infections over the last year, and suffers from pretty bad allergies. I have to take him back in two weeks to be retested and if he fails again we have to go to an ENT. Anybody go through this with their kid and have everything turn out ok? I am really freaking out.


SonyaM - January 17

I haven't but I wanted you to know I am thinking of you. My son (4 1/2) has been having trouble hearing us too lately. Not sure what's going on. I am gonna talk to his pre-k teacher this week and see if she has noticed anything. He had his hearing tested in June for his well check up and it was fine so hopefully it's nothing. Hope all turns out well for your son.


BriannasMummy - January 17

I have totally went through what you are going through. Here when a child turns 3.5 you have to take them to a clinic to make sure they are developing properly.. part of the testing includes a hearing test. My daughter failed hers with flying colors. I was soo worried. They thought that perhaps her sinuses were causing her to have extra fluid around the drums that might be causing her to not be able to hear very well. I had to take her to a different place with a lot more technology specializing in hearing. They tested her there.. and she pa__sed that with no problems at all. I was freaked out .. thinking my poor little girl was having hearing loss.. when in fact there was nothing to worry about. Im hoping this is the same case with and your son!! ~Kristin~


Rabbits07 - January 18

My oldest daughter is hearing impaired. She was 6 years old when we found out. I was actually quite angry because she had at that point and time had 4 hearing tests (headstart, pre-k, kindergarten & 1st grade) that had all been normal. The only reason I ended up taking her to the dr. was because I noticed one day when I was sitting on her right side at church and leaned over to talk to her that she had to turn her head around until her left ear was facing me to hear me. She failed at the dr. and was sent to an ENT, failed there and then had to have a special test where she was sedated. She is profoundly deaf in her right ear (basically 100% deaf) and has some loss in the left. It was a devestating thing at first, but to be honest with you most people don't even realize that she has a hearing impairment. There are things that I notice in her day to day life that I know are affected, but other than that she leads a normal life. On a brighter note, my 8-yo son has failed his hearing tests at school every year since kindergarten, but always pa__ses the follow up. I know sometimes the children are confused as to what is expected of them. I hope all turns out okay with your son, but be rea__sured if he is hearing impaired that he can still live a normal life :-)


Maggie - January 19

Thanks ladies. My son has taken this medication for two days now and I swear I have never seen so much mucous come out of such a little body. I'm really hopeful that it is the congestion that is causing this, but if its not I will just give it up to God and we will deal with it. My son does not seem to be bothered by it at all, so if he's ok, then I'm ok. Rabbits, my son also pa__sed the hearing tests at school, so I signed a form yesterday at his school stating that when it is time to do the testing I will take him to his doctor to have it done, and have the results sent to the school. I don't want to walk around with a sense of false hope every time he pa__ses it in school. Thanks again for all the support.



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