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Posted by Mary
on September 26, 1999 at 01:31:23:
In Reply to: I JUST FOUND OUT MY CHILD CAN'T HEAR...PLEASE HELP!!! posted by Denise Stewart on September 24, 1999 at 18:51:23:
: MY TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER I THINK CAN NOT HEAR. SHE TURNED TWO IN JUNE AND IS NOT TALKING YET. SHE DOESN'T EVEN SAY MOMA AND DADDY. SHE MAKES NOISES. SHE ANSWERS COMMANDS, LIKE GET ME YOUR CUP, BUT I HAVE TO BE LOOKING AT HER AND HER LOOKING AT ME. SHE DOES NOT ANSWER WHEN I CALL HER NAME. HER MOTOR SKILLS ARE NORMAL. I DON'T FEEL LIKE WE ARE COMMUNICATING. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT SHE CAN READ LIPS, BECAUSE WHEN I SPEAK TO HER SHE LOOKS AT MY MOUTH NOT MY EYES. I TOOK HER TO THE DOCTOR, AND HE SAID THAT HE COULD NOT SEE THROUGH HER EAR DRUMS, THEREFORE COULD NOT DO A HEARING TEST. HE SAID IT LOOKED STRANGE. HE GAVE HER A MEDICATION FOR INFLAMMATION FOR 5 DAYS AND WANTS TO SEE HER IN TWO WEEKS. HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED THIS?
From what you have written it sounds like your daughter has fluid in the ears and yes this can cause hearing loss. The antibiotic will hopefully take care of the fluid and then the doctor will recheck her ears to see how she is doing and take things from there. This is very common but sounds like your doctor didn't explain anything to you. When you take her back PLEASE speak up and ask him what is going on etc. If you are not satisfied with how he handles this matter don't hesitate to ask for a referral to an ear, nose , throat (ENT) specialist to get to the bottom of this. Fluid in the ears can cause permanent hearing loss is not caught soon enough. I am speaking from personal expierence on this one. Good Luck
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