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23/04/2013 at 11:09
My middle child went for a hearing test today and he has mild hearing loss
We have to go back in 3 months and they will test him again.
Has anyone else had this with their children? What happens next if it's no different at the next test?
He has been so difficult lately and I wonder if it's partly due to this, or am I just looking for a reason to 'excuse' his awful behaviour.
Argh! Somedays I wonder why I had kids, life seems to be just one problem afer another, I feel so down about everythig.
23/04/2013 at 11:14
No experience, but you sound so sad it must be worrying when you're told something is wrong with your child.
Could it be glue ear (I'm not sure how old they get this), or maybe just his ears are blocked up a bit with wax so he can't hear properly?
23/04/2013 at 12:48
Aw Pingu, my L is the same, I have his appointment with ENT on 14th May, it may be just suck all the wax out, it may be gromits, it may be adenoids, but I won't know until I go for the appointment. He gets another test at the ENT appointment
23/04/2013 at 12:52
Thanks ladies. I know it's not the end of the world but it has really come as a bit of a shock - I really only requested the test to rule out his hearing being a factor in any bad behaviour. So now to know there is a problem, well, it's a surprise.
Luckily it's a very quiet day in work as I think if anyone spoke to me, I would cry. What a softie.
23/04/2013 at 13:01
Don't worry too much. In 3 months time it could have cleared up, it could have been a fluke test and the end of a cold bunging up his ears.
E was partially deaf from birth and eventually had grommets and addenoids removed last June. Her speech has improved massively so was a major factor in her learning, and it was the best thing to out her through.
I know its hard where your children are concerned, but try to put it to the back of your mind for 3 months and wait and see what the next test shows x
23/04/2013 at 14:05
Hopefully it's just a temporary thing that will just clear up. And it was only a mild problem anyway. Still, we all want everything to be perfect for our kids :-(
I am starting to cheer up now, helped by the Wispa duo I have just purchased!
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