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Hearing Loss in children...anyone help???......UPDATED AGAIN ESPECIALLY FOR EDJANED

amcol Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
I was just wondering if anyone has a child out there thats failed a hearing test??

My son when he had a test at 7mths old failed 3 times, was referred to ENT and they said slight hearing loss but nothing to effect him badly, they then discharged him when he was around 3yrs old.
Well he attends a mainstream school with a speech and language therapy unit attached as he is now 5.5yrs old and is autistic with little speech and they have taught him loads since being there but then wondered if he had a problem hearing, they asked my consent and an audiology nurse went in and did a hearing test.
I got the results back yesterday saying he failed.
They did 3 sequences in right ear at 25db and failed them all, then passed the 30db sequence, the left eat he failed 3 sequences at 25db and the 1 sequence at the 30db.
I have to book an appointment at the GP for him to be referred to ENT, but its eating away at me now wondering if its glue ear or something more or not, i know i wont get a deffo answer from anyone here but just wondered if anyone had similar thing happen and what was the outcome of it all.
Thanks
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Read this report, and other links on page.
Hope this helps.......

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6992546.stm
#2
both my boys had hearing losses and failed hearing tests from babies but then when they were 3 and 4 years old they received gromits and were released on the same day and they were'nt even unwell after the op i was so amazed they could now hear everything one of my sons still has a hearing problem now but at least he can hear he is now 20 years old and other son is 21 years he isnt autistic but does have specific learning difficulties but did pass all exams after a lot of time and hard work and they told me he would only be able to do basic day to day things and would be very lucky to pass his exams he now has a job been to college and passed his driving test so i say there is always hope and you never know how your kids will surprise you
#3
Yor child should have be tested for glue ear. My daughter is coming 5 in June and she is to get the stents in her ears, but she can still hear if we talk louder than usual. Also, some days she can hear brillaintly, we think because the glue ear has temporarily cleared. The very best of luck for you m8.
banned#4
hi amcol, my little chap is under a specialist for ear probs, once under them they monitor them very closely, he has a prob with his one ear that isnt a massive problem but will not right itself as it is no blockage or anything like that, as they test through the bone (or something like that) and on top of that he also has glue ear, something there hoping will right itself without grommits at a later date, apparently they dont like to fit grommits till 7/8 because most children outgrow this, but like i said his was picked up at 3 and a half and he now goes for checks every three months, try not to worry
#5
They said he had a bit of glue ear but by the time they discharged him from ENT they said it had all cleared up, so im wondering if its either a) come back or b) it never went in the first place.
banned#6
amcol
They said he had a bit of glue ear but by the time they discharged him from ENT they said it had all cleared up, so im wondering if its either a) come back or b) it never went in the first place.


either really, most kids have probs like this, alot go unnoticed so thats one thing on your side, glue ear can go and come with colds etc etc
#7
Yeah he has large tonsils always has done, always gets colds and always gets a barkin cough like his tonsils are vibrating at night.
I feel for him really as he has had a tough ole little life being 5.5yrs, i rejected him for first 2 due to PND, then he has had to go to a CAMHS and being diagnosed with Autism, always suffered with bad throats, colds and also several chest infections, i hope soon they get him sorted and its one less thing for him to put up with, no wonder he can be grumpy sometimes, although most the time he takes it in his stride.
banned#8
awww poor little chap, like i say once under the specialist they are monitored, they explain everything to you, no matter how dumb your question may seem if you dont understand what there saying then fire away at them, good luck xx
#9
my son who is 5 this month has had trouble hearing for the past 2 years,i had told hv and he had like a makeshift hearing test and the lady said his hearing was fine which i wasnt happy about
i then saw doc again and he said he thought he had glue ear
he has not long had a hearing test at school which he failed dramatically
then a month ago he had another test which he failed again
then now say they have to wait another 3 months then retest him again and only then he will be referred to ENT
he is also seiing speech therapist as his speech has suffered due to hearing & he always sounds nasal,it really gets me angry that they havent listened to me from day 1,the 1st lady who did the test said maybe i thought he didnt hear properly as i had so many children!
hope your son gets seen quicker than my son has best of luck
#10
My daughter had glue ear from the age of 7, she had 5 operations to put grommits in her ears up until she was 11. She has had no hearing problems since and she is now 30. do not worry about your son, he will easily catch up on everything, kids always seem to bounce back. Good luck. :)
#11
sophie***
My daughter had glue ear from the age of 7, she had 5 operations to put grommits in her ears up until she was 11. She has had no hearing problems since and she is now 30. do not worry about your son, he will easily catch up on everything, kids always seem to bounce back. Good luck. :)


5???
omg i thought they only did it once,do they need replacing or something :)
#12
The trouble is with getting kids seen,is 1 they don't listen to parents and 2 they take too long about things,too much passing the book around. I know all about it,its a disgrace.
#13
I have to agree with you Mum2Connor, examples are....

1) My stepson who we have living with us, my hubby had him before i met him, and i come along at 18mths old, i got to know him, although i was 18 i still knew his behaviour wasnt right, i had to fight and fight for him to see CAMHS i finally got there when he was just under 6yrs old, i told them what he was doing e.g trying to set fire to his bedding etc, was told it was normal, in the end they said "oh he has ADHD".

2) Stepdaughter who lived with us, we have had probs since i known her, kept telling professionals for 10yrs, i was being attacked by her, so was my other children, she was swearing, and just way out of control, couldnt do anything with her as no punishment works, we kept asking for help they said nothing wrong, she moved in with my mother in law, for her to draw a knife at her, result she is now in foster care, and still doing the same thing to the foster carer as she did to us. They have just got her into CAMHS i mean fgs she is 12 a week today, and she has had to suffer as well as us around us, if they just listened to us, would of saved a whole lot of hassle!!!


As for grommets, they last upto 12mths i think it is before they fall out, sometimes they keep falling out every few weeks there is no telling.
#14
My son had his ENT appointment yesterday

He has no hearing in one ear, and base line hearing in the other, they have booked him in for 21st July for an op on having grommits fitted and adenoidectomy - im worried, i know its only a small op, but still scared for him as this is the first time any of mine ever had to have an operation so quite scary!
Although he is Autistic, he sorta knew what they were telling him yesterday and he was tearful all day bless him, made me and hubby cry watching him upset.
#15
amcol
My son had his ENT appointment yesterday

He has no hearing in one ear, and base line hearing in the other, they have booked him in for 21st July for an op on having grommits fitted and adenoidectomy - im worried, i know its only a small op, but still scared for him as this is the first time any of mine ever had to have an operation so quite scary!
Although he is Autistic, he sorta knew what they were telling him yesterday and he was tearful all day bless him, made me and hubby cry watching him upset.


hi amcol,
my son too has just failed his 3rd hearing test (have to fail 3 to be referred)
we are now waiting for his appt to ENT and they have asked for it to pretty urgent as his poor hearing is affecting his speech(he has speach therapy) and affecting his confidence

they have told us kyle will have to have the same op as your son,i too am worried sick about it

my cousin had this op when she was little and her mum said it was fine

did they inform u of how long the op itself takes?
#16
edjaned
hi amcol,
my son too has just failed his 3rd hearing test (have to fail 3 to be referred)
we are now waiting for his appt to ENT and they have asked for it to pretty urgent as his poor hearing is affecting his speech(he has speach therapy) and affecting his confidence

they have told us kyle will have to have the same op as your son,i too am worried sick about it

my cousin had this op when she was little and her mum said it was fine

did they inform u of how long the op itself takes?



Hiya

I have had nightmares with ENT for years, my son is 5 and he has little speech obviously down to lack of hearing but when i have taken him before at ages of about 3yrs old, he was diagnosed glue ear then, but said they wont operate because he would grow out of it!! He was having speech therapy and bordering a statement then...so was expecting a brush off yesterday, but because he is in year 1 at school now they said because he is in a speech unit they will know perform the operation.
They did a hearing test where he had to clap if he heard a noise, failed miserably, and then saw the consultant, he put a metal thing in his ears, one side he said was so full of wax he couldnt 100% diagnose glue ear because he couldnt see the middle ear, but the other side he could and confirmed it.
Not told of how long but looking up on the internet the grommits insertion is approx 10-20min op but if my son has to have his adenoids removed as well, which they think he will have to then im guessing could take a while longer. I wont know exactly what is done in theatre until he is out of there.
Im scared rotten and loads of people are going its ok, he will be fine etc etc but being parents we still worry over these sort of things, its only natural.
My ENT appointment come through quickly and was only about 4wks later, then they did his pre op etc there yesterday and gave me the date of 21st July!

Good luck with your son and i hope they sort him sooner rather than later....any questions will try help as best as i can, even after his op.
#17
yes i think kyle also has to have his adonoids out too

they also told me kyle would grow out of it! i have been aware of his hearing problem since the age of 3 but had big problems getting them to test him properly infact they were useless

he is now 5,i just hope we hear soon as i just want it over and done with rather than worry about it all the time

hope everything goes to plan and let us know how he gets on
#18
good luck amcol..must be stressful hun x
banned#19
\awwww amcol what a stressful time, hugs to you all xx
#20
Hope it goes all ok,and sorry you been messed about there,hopefully it all gets sorted out and it all come together soon for you all.
#21
Thanks all for the lovely comments.

I know its worth it and he really needs it doing, i think the thing im worried about is being with him when he is put under its gonna be quite scary
#22
amcol
Thanks all for the lovely comments.

I know its worth it and he really needs it doing, i think the thing im worried about is being with him when he is put under its gonna be quite scary


thats what i am scared of too :-(
#23
Edjaned - told you i would update this lol

My son had his op 21st of July and by god, i dont know what all the worry was about!!

They treated him with sooo much respect and it was really nice.

We went in 8am, they went through everything with us and with my son, let him practise with the mask incase he was put under via gas...he went to theatre at 10am, my hubby was with him when he went under as thats who my son wanted with him (daddys boy!) and only one person allowed.

Off he went 10:50 we were getting him from recovery, everything went well, he cried when he saw us and i laid on bed and they pushed us back to ward with me cuddling him, etc. Within 10 mins, he was off the bed gone to loo, ordered his drink and toast and running round outside!!

Really nothing to worry about at all, anymore questions i will answer them :)
#24
Bump for Edjaned - Also forgot to say we were home by 1pm!
#25
Yeah i was on edge, although only grommits i never been so scared, we turned down the adenoidectomy because he gave us the offer if to remove or not, and th if it had been a must to remove they would of just done them...plus told the disappear age of 10-11yrs old and he is 6 on Monday, and they never give him any probs so whats the point.

Thanks for your kind words
#26
wow thanks amcol!!!!
strangely enough i was just wondering how your son was so after seeing one of your posts i decided to look for this thread and post to see how things went then i noticed u had already updated for me,been working nighs so hadnt noticed your thread

thanks for updating me,my son is still waiting for ENT appointment after being messed around:(

how has your son been since have u noticed improvement in hearing and speech as my son is also having speech therapy

thanks again for the update
#27
Yw Edjaned, he is fine, no probs post op at all, need ear plugs for baths etc which he loves having.

Got a follow up appointment in the next week or 2 but from us with his hearing point of view we whisper his name and he can hear us now, its amazing, the first couple of nights he didnt sleep well but i think that was to do with hearing more than he used to be able to.

Speech not noticed much improvement yet, but once he is back to school and he is back in his intensive therapy for it im sure i will and them also will notice an improvement.
#28
thats great,dont feel as worried now

cant wait for him to be able to hear us all properly

thanks amcol and i hope your son cotinues to do well
banned#29
awww glad to hear everything went well, my sons due at specialist again in the next month or so and im dreading it, now hes 6 i fear they might want the grommits doing, bt after reading your post amcol i feel a little more reassured
#30
Im glad im reassuring you, honestly i looked afterwards and i think what was the fuss about lol...i could of been lucky and he bounced back ok, but someone said to me the day before, this time tomorrow you will wonder why you got yourself in a state and i did 24hrs later, think omg this is unreal lol...everyone saw him that day at home in the garden playing etc and didnt believe that he had an operation that morning there mouths dropped open lol

Good luck Sassie and Edjaned!

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