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Toddler development

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Kazzy73 Tue 28-Nov-17 20:36:55

Hi was encouraged to join mumsnet by a friend. So just joined today. So hello to everyone. Im really worried bout my 18 month old son. He never responds to his name or when being spoken to. He does not seem to have interest in toys, playing, etc. He just wants to walk up and down the house. I have tried to encourage him to play etc. He had a hearing assessment yesterday and he is now being referred to an audiology paediatrician. He can hear certain noises but not others. They said his ears are healthy so im really worried as to what is wrong. He watches cartoons on my ipad and knows how to open youtube and choose different cartoons. He just doesnt seem interested in anything or gaining pleasure out of things? Im getting more worried every dayconfused

Chaosofcalm Wed 29-Nov-17 16:33:17

I am sure someone who has better advice and experience of this situation will be along soon but seeking help for your son is very important. Have you spoken to your HV about this or did you go direct to your GP?

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Wed 29-Nov-17 18:49:33

You’ve done everything right in getting his hearing assessed. Poor hearing was the first thing that sprang to my mind.

My DF has a son with hearing loss. She has found the National Deaf Children’s Society Society really useful. Your child doesn’t have to be totally deaf to join, it could just have glue ear or slight hearing loss and it’s free to join. There some info here which you may find helpful.

Welcome to MN too thanks

Kazzy73 Wed 06-Dec-17 01:03:04

Thanks for your replies. I thought he had something wrong with his hearing so thats why i took him to doctor who referred me to hearing assessment. I have been referred to paediatrician so just waiting on appointment.

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