Unilateral hearing loss and h.aids

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Registered: 04-14-2007
Unilateral hearing loss and h.aids
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Sat, 04-14-2007 - 10:38pm

Hello,

my son is 4 mo old and after 2 ABRs was dx with a mild hearing loss in his left ear. The audiologist recommended a hearing aid and EI, our ENT says "no downside to it" but did not say "get it", our Ped has no opinion on a hearing aid but says "no" to EI for now. So I'm confused. I have to add that if Jakub didn't fail his NB screening on left side I would never tell he's got any hearing loss. I don't want to overdo it with the aid but I don't want him to miss out on any speech sounds either. So far he's been developing great and making all the sounds he's expeceted to. Are there any parents out there in a similar situation? Did you get the aid? Do you see a difference? should I wait? I appreciate any help comments, sugestions... Monika.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sat, 04-21-2007 - 11:26am

Welcome Monika.

Maria :)                


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 04-22-2007 - 11:18pm

Psst... Monika,

Maria is an audiologist, so she knows a thing or two.

Welcome to the board!

Dawn

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Registered: 04-14-2007
Mon, 04-23-2007 - 9:53pm

Maria,
thanks for great advice. His levels are between 30 and 45 db in the left ear. Let me know what you think!

Monika.