Post by tantalizintina on May 13, 2008 10:14:22 GMT
lewis as an appointment with the ears nose n throat 2day... he failed his 1st n 2nd hearing test so i'm dreading this,,, sometimes i wish they'd leave us alone...altho i do understand its 4 lew's benefit.... fingers x'd xxx
Post by pinkshell1110 on May 13, 2008 20:58:40 GMT
awww hun, charlie's hearing is 60 and above too hun, we just raise our voices slightly when we speak, but we discovered when he was about a year old that the little devil was lip reading and reading our facial expressions, and he still manages just fine, obviously he does the typical man thing and has selective hearing when you ask him to do something or tell him off lol xxxx have they said if it's hearing loss or down to glue ear ? and do they intend to do anything ? lots of love n hugs hun shell,charlie and jasmin. p.s we loved the jokes we were all wetting our pants lol xxxxxxx
Hi Tina, George was exactly the same, he failed his first two tests so got referred to the consultant then failed that one too, only getting to 70 decibels. They then did a 'sleep test', where they sedated him and did tests, the results were much better with this at 45 decibels and showed that the problem was probably just glue ear. He was given hearing aids last July (nightmare to keep on) but then in March his results were 40 decibels in each ear with the normal tests so he;s not wearing the hearing aids at the moment. They won't do grommets on George yet as his ears and ear canals are so small but hopefully they will do them later on. There was a booklet from the DSA about hearing problems in downs that said they only like to do grommets about three times because of the amount of scar tissue and that they tend to cause ear infections. Also in January George was meant to have an op at Alderhey (on his boy bits) and they were going to look at his ears at the same but the consultant at Alderhey said they don;t do grommets on young children with downs only as a last resort, they prefer to use hearing aids until they are bigger. Hope this helps xxx
Hi Tina, Harry is the same, all bunged up with glue ear so his hearing is normally around 60 and above. Harry had the same test as George under GA which confirmed his hearing loss was just down to the glue ear. It's very common in our little ones but can fluctuate depending on whether or not they've had a cold recently etc. We didn't know about Harry's hearing loss until he was about 18mths so at least it will be good for Lewis if they find out early on.
Claire - just wanted to say that's fab about George not needing his hearing aids at the moment, it must be nice not to have that battle! I bet George is pleased too xxxx