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Unilateral hearing . whould you say your child as partially deaf or not

(4 Posts)
hks Sat 01-Oct-16 21:49:30

my daughter has unilateral hearing .(.completely deaf in left ear ) she had grommets put in at age of 4yrs and 7yrs due to ear infections They worked fine at first but gradually lost the hearing in her left ear ..ABR and Ct scan couldnt find any cause and was put down to viral she had shingles at 6yrs

Her hearing in good ear varies wether she has a cold / blocked nose or not ENT /Audiologist said a hearing aid was not suitable for her degree of hearing loss

I was at a family event for deaf // hearing impaired children today and one of the teachers asked about my daughter wether she was deaf .. and wether she used sign language or speech when i said she had unilateral hearing she turned round and said ""she's not deaf then "
i was a bit taken aback a teacher from a school for children with hearing impairment coming away with this

What are your views ??

my daughter has problems hearing in certain enviroments etc esp noisy classroom , busy roads , inc last years sports day when she was left standing at the start line when she didnt hear staff shout GO because of all the shouting cheering going on ..

Frusso Mon 03-Oct-16 20:35:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hks Tue 04-Oct-16 19:23:36

hi sorry for late reply.. Thanks for your post i have spoken to the NCDS who have said she could be classed as either deaf or hearing impaired

i have also contacted school nurse who has contacted the Local authority hearing impairment centre ( something i didnt even know about) who are going to get my daughter re tested as daughter is saying she can't hear as well in her good ear

they said they will then go through the results with me and if need refer her back to ENT and they will also get a teacher of the deaf to come out to my daughters new school to see how they can best help her in class At primary she always sat at front of class with her good ear to teacher but at Secondary school she is in many classes and also just found out the school did not know about her hearing loss .. ( 6 weeks in as well !! )

My daughter has no hearing at all in her and consultant has always said hearing aids would be of no use as NO usable hearing to pick up any signal

i asked audiologist last time we were there and he said she couldm't hear the sound of a jumbo jet in one of the tests i could hear it sitting at the other side of the room.

in her better ear hearing was 60% - 80% she also has scarring in both ear s from the first grommet op's

i didnt know at the time she could get a hearing aid to try instead of going through with surgery

Frusso Tue 04-Oct-16 23:17:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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