Did Baby Fail First Hearing Test?

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Did Baby Fail First Hearing Test?
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:19am

Infants delivered by Cesarean section are three times more likely than babies delivered vaginally to fail their first hearing test, which is performed shortly after birth, new research from Israel finds.

However, the researchers noted that parents should be aware of this difference, but not alarmed, because this hearing "problem" is typically temporary.

Having a C-Section? Your Baby May Fail His First Hearing Test-- But Don't Panic! - http://www.ivillage.com/c-section-babies-may-fail-first-hearing-test/6-a-464553

BTDT mamas- did your baby pass his/her first hearing test?  If not, what was your experience like?

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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 12:06pm

My oldest son failed his hearing test, my second son did not.  I never knew that this happened more often with c-section babies, though.  Interesting!

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