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DD talking 'loudly' in class - any ideas of what I should do?

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JonesTheSteam Wed 29-Jun-05 17:08:18

Hi there - this is my first post on mumsnet although I have often visited and used old threads as advice in the past. I was hoping for some advice today please.

My daughter has just about come to the end of her nursery year in the school she will be attending full time next year. She loves school, has barely missed an afternoon and has done really well. She had an excellent report - full of praise for her oral skills in particular.

The only negative comment was that 'When talking she can be very loud'. When my dh and I saw this, we chuckled to ourselves - she does tend to be quite noisy and can talk loudly, particularly when excited about something.

At parents' evening last night her teacher elaborated on this point and said that DD was much louder than the other children and can often be heard above them all when they are playing in the classroom. She then asked me if DD had had any hearing tests (She was tested at nine months and passed without any problems) and talked about the fact that children of this age often develop glue ear.

My husband and I (and the rest of the family) have never noticed that DD has any difficulty hearing things. And to be honest, I thought all children were noisy at some point and that maybe she would grow out of it.

Do you think it is something I need to be concerned about? Do you think I should talk to health visitor/doctor about this? (worried about wasting their time). Or has her teacher just planted an element of doubt in my mind?

Thanks very much!!!!

starlover Wed 29-Jun-05 17:09:10

wel,having a hearing test done wouldn't hurt! iyswim.

i am the same... talk very loud... always have done!

starlover Wed 29-Jun-05 17:09:52

i do find it hard to hear things when there are a LOT of other people talking, so tend to raise my voice.

never had anything odd picked up at hearing tests... probably because they're done in deadly silent rooms!

JonesTheSteam Wed 29-Jun-05 17:14:10

Thanks for your response starlover.

Do you think the health visitor would be the one to chat to?

A little scared of the doctors at my local surgery - tend to make me feel about 12 and that I'm wasting their time!!!!!!

starlover Wed 29-Jun-05 17:17:48

yeah, have a chat with her and see what she thinks.

i am sure you would have noticed if she had anything really wrong with her hearing... but it doesn't hurt to check.

she might just be a noisy girl! lol

JonesTheSteam Wed 29-Jun-05 17:22:54

Thanks again!!

My instinct is that she is just a noisy girl!!

Funnily enough my son failed his hearing test at nine months (and had to have a more detailed one at the local hospital which he passed!!!) and the HV then suggested that it was because he had a very noisy older sibling!!!!! Babies learn to tune out noise so they can sleep - and my son was much more interested in the toy they were shaking in his face any way!!!!

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