Originally Posted by iowaboy
Our state requires an OAE test at birth, which our daughter failed. We followed up at 3 months with an ABR, which suggested a profound hearing loss. Another ABR at 6 months was exactly the same, and a behavioral test at 9 months showed a deeper hearing loss. We aided her at 4 months, after the first ABR. She wore the aids without any problems. We didn't notice any behavioral responses with the aids on, and the behavioral test confirmed that the loss was most likely deeper than the hearing aids could help with.
Do you have ABR or behavioral results for your son?
We were lucky in that our CI center would not implant prior to 12 months old, and the hearing loss was identified early (at birth). We had a long hearing aid trial without putting the CI on hold. The center suggested a failed behavioral test and failed three months with aids before they would consider implantation with an infant.
We had ABR, ASSR, OAE for him when he was 16 months old. Earlier it did not cross our mind, he did not "look" deaf, I remember him turning at sounds etc. It's a mystery.
What is a behavioral test? I think we did not do such a thing. Also, what do you mean by "deeper loss"? A non functional otic nerve? My son has no difference at all with his HAs but maybe it's too early (?)