mild loss but complains things too loud

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Registered: 10-29-2003
mild loss but complains things too loud
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Sun, 02-25-2007 - 8:28pm

Hello
I have a ds 2/12 with a recently diagnosed mild loss in higher frequences He has had three hearing test twice with fluid in his ears. one clear. march of 06 results seemsed ok with fluid recomeded retest retest in 1/07 mild loss ears clear test to confirm 2/07 fluid. The first aud. said the fluid afrfected his hearing but it seemed to be alright. We left that practice and went to children hospital boston, because I was not happy with care dd was reciving, I should have retest ds hearing asap, but they made it seem like it was fine and maybe it was then we will never know. They are not recomending aides at this time. (younger sib has mild moderate loss picked up at birth speech issues lets check hearing) anyway he often complains things are too loud. live music, ex drums if the tv remote gets into dd (13mos) hands she turns it up, too loud, trucks things that are loud but he seems over sensitive This also came up when we had a sensory profile done He also does not like loud groups fro ex we wnet to a birthday party at a vfw it was busy lots of people ds covered his ears and stayed on the side lines and hes not ussually a side line kid I use to teach toddlers and we stop by once in a while to say hi and he always jumps right in the happenings of the room. Today we went a party at a house ds seperated himself when we were all sitting playing with the new puzzle and food set nothing loud 8 kids 7 adults, hanging out playing, not too loud nice actually, kids range in a from 13 mos to 6 years.

I guess my question is are things too loud for him or to many different sound around and he can't seperate them so hes just hearing noise? Is this normal for a toddler with his type of loss?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 02-25-2007 - 10:15pm
Maria can probably answer this better than I can, but when there is a lot of conflicting auditory information, many people with hearing aids find it too loud. We used to have our kids with mild losses turn their aids off in the cafeteria because the cacophony drove them bonkers.
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Mon, 02-26-2007 - 8:50am

Hi.

Maria :)                


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Registered: 02-05-2007
Mon, 03-12-2007 - 2:47pm
I think we might be in the same boat. My ds Anderson, 4, recently got his hearing aides. He has a moderate hearing loss. The whole process has been going on since October and I feel like things are being done ass backwards. Pardon the term but I'm getting frustrated. He failed 2 hearing tests, no fluid in his ears, BAER test in January and on the day of the test he had huge clumps of wax and they did the test anyway. In the audiology notes they mention the wax could affect the results slightly. Go to ENT for was removal, then he started complaining things were way too loud. He then gets nasty cold and has had fluid in ears for 1 month. Can't hear a thing, gets aides and is hearing better. He has been on antibiotics but still has fluid. Now they have mentioned tubes. My husband and I are wondering if the hearing aide thing was a fast move and possibly the wrong one right now. How did you like BCH? I'm thinking of calling them. I just feel like I've been getting the run around!
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Tue, 03-27-2007 - 3:25pm
We LOVE Boston Childrens hospital We go to the satalite in Lexington, for the most part but have been into boston as well. They have been wonderful. We went to a different hospital before we did not feel comfortalbe, so we got a second opioion. Boston Childrens was refered by two different people.
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