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Referral from school hearing test

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Luckymummy22 Wed 01-Feb-17 18:42:47

My daughter had reception hearing test today and is getting referred for further investigation.
She had a bad cold last week and I'm wondering how much this could have affected it?
She did have a hearing test in the summer which she passed with only 1 slight weekness.

But she is having speech therapy and has had about 4 or 5 preforated ear drums although last one was probably 2 years ago.

Just wondering how common it is to fail this hearing test?

I have always suspected that her ear infections caused her speech delay even if hearing seemed ok last summer.

But I can't say I have noticed any issues with her hearing. X

Shootingstar2289 Thu 02-Feb-17 20:28:12

I'm no expert but I'm led to believe that failed hearing tests are common and often the second test will be passed. Like you said, she had a cold last week which could well of affected it.

My son has had quite a few hearing tests due to speech delay which were all clear. However, I remember a few years ago my sister (now age 11) did not pass her reception age hearing test but had a second test which was was fine.

Just remember, if she does have a hearing problem it's good that it's being dealt with. But if you haven't noticed any problems, I doubt there's nothing to worry about!

Good luck! 👍🏻😀

Witchend Thu 02-Feb-17 22:55:07

It's very common not to notice hearing problems.
Even though I know ds has hearing problems I wouldn't pick it up at times. He's not having ear infections/perforated ear drums like he used to, but his hearing is often below 30%.

Most likely is glue ear, so it will fluctuate anyway, but it is worth investigating anyway.

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