Unfortunately she was unable to do the actual test for fluid because Wysdom was freaking out a bit and he was not going to let anything else get done to him. I have never seen him cry so much. So we are set for an appointment in September, with an ENT. The Audiologist thinks that they may not put tubes in his ears because he has so much else going on.(ng, reflux, heart issues...)Of course I am not happy about the hearing loss but hopeful that it can improve with fluid drainage or with time. At least the right ear seems to have a better level of hearing. To tell you the truth we have been through a lot this last week(plastic surgeon, eye appointment and audiologist)..so in part I am glad that we got some good news. I am curious how many of your little ones have had fluid issues and tubes put in?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Hearing Test...Hearing Loss
We went to the Audiologist today for our second appointment. The first appointment was a month ago and they were only able to test the left ear. The left ear had considerable impairment. So today we had a follow up appointment to test the right ear and see if we could retest the left. The Audiologist was pleasantly surprised that he did so well in the right ear. There is still some loss but it was quite a bit better than left ear. She tested the left ear again and there still was some hearing loss in the ear but it was less than the previous testing, which tends to look like a fluid issue because of the fluctuation. So technically she thinks that he has some conductive hearing loss in both ears, but mostly in the left ear. I know that conductive hearing loss is common in children with Down syndrome .