diagnosed unilateral hearing loss q?
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|Tue, 04-24-2007 - 6:49pm|
About two weeks ago we realized my son wasn't hearing out of one year. Yesterday it was confirmed by the audiologist, as he was diagnosed with "severe to profound" unilateral hearing loss in his right ear. I would love to hear from someone with any experience with this. I am just so confused about what causes this (I suppose we may know more next week, as we are getting a CT scan), what can be done about it, and how it will affect my little guy's life (he's three). I guess my major concern is whether his other ear is in any jeopardy. He passed his infant screening test; this makes me wonder--did he develop this hearing impairment during his life (he's never had even one ear infection or any type of major infection to speak of)? Or can the screening tests be wrong? And if he did develop this during his life, does that mean he could develop it in his left ear at some point? His speech is above average; we just never had any idea this was going on. We are just in a bit of a state of shock at the moment.
Any thoughts are appreciated.