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Failed newborn hearing screening

(7 Posts)
FredKiller Tue 08-Oct-13 13:30:29

DD is 17 days old and just failed the hearing screening in her left ear for the second time. Her right ear was fine. We've now been referred to an audiologist for further tests.

Anyone have any experiences of what to expect?

TIA

cathpip Tue 08-Oct-13 13:50:16

Yes, my ds failed his screening. From what I can remember you will see the Audi and she will repeat the tests again plus some others (cant remember what they are) but will need your dd to be asleep or very quiet and still. We were backwards and forwards for a few months as my ds had readings all over the place. He was diagnosed with a moderate loss eventually at 9 months and aided a couple of weeks later. My ds is now 4.5 and started school in sept, his language is age appropriate, he does have extra equipment at school to help him hear, but is loving school and his hearing loss has never held him back! It's a lot to take in at the audiology department, so many new words and very confusing. Please google the NDCS ( national deaf childrens society ) they also have a Facebook page. They are full of information and have plenty of parents who have been where you are now and who are more than happy to help answer questions. Wishing you all the best and congratulations on your dd.

theynevershutup Tue 08-Oct-13 13:58:02

My DD failed her newborn hearing test in one ear and we had follow up appointments until she was 9 months old when she was discharged. They said it was probably glue ear that cleared itself. She s now 5.5 and has had no hearing problems since

FredKiller Tue 08-Oct-13 14:03:30

Thanks, it's all a bit worrying. She's had one problem after another since birth (heart screenings, severe tongue tie and now this) so I'm feeling quitesad and weary.

theynevershutup Tue 08-Oct-13 14:15:31

I'm sorry you are having such a stressful time, hope everything works our ok for your DD

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 08-Oct-13 23:15:50

My DD failed the first three hearing tests that they gave her in the hospital. She was then referred to the audiologist at about 8 weeks and had to be asleep. They put these things behind her ears and on her forehead and again she failed on both ears. The Audiologist said things didn't look good and they wouldn't see her again until 6 months!!! Needless to say I wasn't very happy and insisted on a repeat test in a month. I between appointments I took DD to a cranial osteopath to try and clear any fluid. Whether or not this was what was wrong she passed the next test no problem. They did two tests this time, I knew she could hear as was reacting to sounds but wasn't sure to what level but fortunately it's fine.

Fingers crossed all will be okay, push for another test if you aren't happy with the outcome of this next one.

SarahS12345 Thu 28-Nov-13 13:48:50

My DS failed twice in his right ear . Once at a week and then again at 2 weeks. We were referred to the audiologist and they did a further test ABBR which involved 3 sensor pads on the forhead, shoulder and make of the neck. The right ear got a clear result quickly but it took several minutes to get a result in the right but it did eventually come up clear and he is fine. The audiologist said he probably had some gunk in his ear from the birth that affected the tests but his hearing of fine thankfully. So failing the initial test doesn't necessarily mean there's a problem.

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