Help...my 6 month old doesn't turn towards sounds...but passed the hearing screening...I'm scared

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Help...my 6 month old doesn't turn towards sounds...but passed the hearing screening...I'm scared
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 5:12am
My DS is 6 months old and he still doesn't turn towards sound. I know he can hear because he will startle when there is a loud sound or when I turn on the water in the tub.
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Hi and Welcome.

Maria

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Registered: 09-23-2007
Thank you so much fir the support. I think it was the bone vibrate test bc I asked how it works and they said it plays a sound and detects whether the bones in his ear vibrates. I will check into having him see a audiologist.
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Registered: 06-02-2004

I just wanted to post and say that my son was not responding to sound.

 


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Registered: 10-12-2004
I hope you have been able to get your DS tested. I'm a strong believer in Mommy knows best. By the time my eldest DS was a yr old, I felt there was a problem & actually expected one since hearing loss is a hereditary issue in my family. My family dr told me for 2 yrs that I was comparing DS to his sister who was 2 1/2 yrs old & girls progress faster. Finally, got a new dr who referred DS for testing & he had a moderate loss. He has worn 2 aids since 3. Then when DS #2 came along, we were ready & he was tested in the dr office at 3 mths then by an audiologist at 6 mths with no problems being identified. I didn't feel he had a problem as he was very different from his brother & chatting away by 10 mths. At 12 mths, he was tested & declared to be deaf. Made no sense to me as I didn't see any signs of this. I was forced to put him in treatment programs, aid him with 2 aids, had my family investigated because I kept arguing & refusing treatments because I didn't believe the drs. My happy little boy became a crying, miserable child. 9 mths later I finally forced them to re-do the test & it turns out that he only had a mild loss in one ear. The equipment must have malfunctioned the day of the testing & the other 2 children were also misdiagnosed but their parents didn't fight against it like I did.

It isn't easy having everyone around you think you are refusing to deal with a situation. Being investigated by a social worker was embarrassing & frightening as I wasn't sure what they might try to do but I have learned to fight battles for my kids regardless of how I am treated.

Good luck!
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WOW... I am so proud of you for sticking to your guns and protecting your children. I too believe mom/dad knows best since you spend almost all your time with them. Best of luck with your kids, and keep sticking up for them!

Maria

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Thanks, they are past needing me as the are between 25 & 32 but it was a lesson I learned early in parenting special needs kids esp being hard of hearing myself. The experts feel they know best but Moms know even more! Our family loss is progressive, so it only gets worse but it was good to know when to aid & when not to.

My little grandson has CP and I'm watching my DD learn to parent a special needs child & I must admit that I have had to push her from almost the beginning as she was not following her own instincts but listening to drs. This little guy was almost 14 mths before she had the right diagnoses. They said he was just a big boy - translated to overweight, But in fact he had problems with his mobility & didn't know how to move or reach for things. This was a result of brain damage that occurred after his birth 10 wks early.