I just discovered this forum and posting right away for little one. My little boy 2 months old failed hearing test multiple times at the hospital in his left ear. Right ear was pass. After 1 month of his birth, we took the hearing test again, same result. We were referred for ABR and had it done yesterday.
Results were 45-60DB (500-4000Hz) in the left and right was <25DB. Audiologist recommended to get the ENT appointment saying my son has mild-mod severe unilateral hearing loss. I never expected such results and we are so anxious right now. He was C-section baby so we were assuming some fluids in his ears might be the reason but seems that might not be the case now. We dont have any history of hearing loss and my first born is just fine.
Questions we are trying to find answers are,
- are there any remote chances of his hearing will improve naturally? since he is just 2 months, we believe he has lot to develop in his brain and possibly ears.
2)Since normal conversations are at 45-60DB and his right ear being perfect, will it affect will speech and learning ? Are there any chances of him being normal without any hearing aids?
I see in the forums people have opted for hearing aids and CI but i don’t see people with babies doing just fine with moderate hearing loss without any assistance. Last hope , ENT might say something positive that his middle ear has fluids causing high threshold.
Since we are anxious, we are searching for answers meanwhile we are waiting for an ENT referral.
Thanks in advance for sharing any knowledge/experience.