wondering if my ds is HOH...
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|Tue, 06-26-2007 - 10:34pm|
I have a 7-year-old son who lately seems to be hard of hearing. At first I thought it was just "selective" hearing--he was tuning me (as mom) out a lot of times. (He often seems to be wrapped up in his own thoughts, and his teacher this past year noticed this, too.) But lately it seems as if he can't even hear, and often he asks "what?" 4 or 5 times before he understands what I'm saying. He just finished 1st grade, and never said he had any problems. I can't remember if he was screened for hearing this past year or if it was in Kindergarten. Could hearing loss seem to come on rather suddenly like this?
My mother had hearing loss at a young age, and told me that she started hearing a static-like noise in her ears and wondered why no one else could hear it. I asked ds about whether or not he hears sounds like this, and he said no.
I have a hearing screening scheduled later this week with his pediatrician, and wondered if there is anything specific I should ask about/for? I want to be prepared, as I hate leaving a doctors' appointment and then think of a hundred things I should have asked about. I am a little nervous that he may have some hearing loss, but at the same time I am getting so frustrated that if he does, I want him to get the help he needs.
Thanks for any ideas and advice.