New w/ lots of ???'s

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Registered: 03-27-2003
New w/ lots of ???'s
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Wed, 09-12-2007 - 11:22am

Hello and Hope you all can help,


MY 7y10m DS has had problems with ME infections since "birth". At 15 m he had tubes put in and adenoids removed. Again at 3y he had tubes put in.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 09-12-2007 - 4:52pm

Hi.

Maria :)                


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:24am

Just to update. We had his hearing tests done yesterday. They show a minimal hearimg loss of 20 dB on the right ear and 25 dB on the left ear.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 10-03-2007 - 4:57pm

Hi. Thanks for the update.

Maria :)                


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 01-22-2008 - 1:19pm

Just wanted to update on Collin since the surgery. Surgery went well: had to have 2 pieces of cartilage placed under left ear drum because the wall had weakened so much. Because of this they were not able to place a tube in that ear, but were able to put one in the right ear. A month after surgery his hearing was tested again. Right ear improved to 5 dB, but left ear worsened to 30 dB with low bass sounds being at 50db. Over the Christmas break he ending up having an ear infection in the left ear, so we are going to have to watch and see if he will need a tube put in the left ear and how soon the ear drum will be strong enough to support one.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-18-2007
Wed, 01-30-2008 - 2:03pm
I teach hearing impaired kids, and don't really belong to this board...I just happened upon it today. I would suggest that you request testing to see if he is educationally impacted by his hearing loss, or if there are other things going on (like you mentioned, 2nd grade being harder, teacher being harder...etc.) As a parent, you can request an educational and psychological test be done to find out if he has a deficit. From that, it would be determined if an IEP should be written. You would start the eligibility process, but an IEP could only be written after finding out if he qualifies for services. It would be good to catch this now since his hearing is fluctuating. You don't want him to fall behind in class. I don't know how your state handles IEPs, but he could also be considered for OHI (other health impairments) and at least get some accommodations like preferential seating, extended time, assistive listening device (does he have a desktop speaker to use, or classroom amplification?), etc. You can e-mail me through my profile if you'd like. I go through these meetings every month.