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    They were wrong...my son is hearing.

    Well, we did some followup booth testing the other day, and they said he could definitely keep the HAs off. His right ear tested normally everywhere, but it did sort of drop off in the higher frequencies, which is unlike his former ABRs as they both showed low frequency loss. The left ear was...
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    They were wrong...my son is hearing.

    Thank you! :) They didn't say he had profound loss, though. At first they said he had mild-to-moderate, but then they said moderate-to-moderately severe the second ABR...I am just wondering if I had let the same audi do a 3rd ABR what it would have said, because she said there was no fluid, so...
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    They were wrong...my son is hearing.

    Thanks so much! I hope you understand I was not being "snippy" with you, but just relieving some frustration in general :)
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    They were wrong...my son is hearing.

    I appreciate your thoughts on this. I really do. But I have to respectfully disagree. Even if, hypothetically, no harm was done to my son's ears, there has been irreversible harm done to me in this whole process. My short-lived high of being happy that they were wrong is now slowly being...
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    They were wrong...my son is hearing.

    I know...I am SO happy that I was right and that my mommy instincts were right, but I am pretty angry with the 2nd audiologist. I am a little angry with the 1st audiologist, but she never technically said that it was permanent, just that he needed hearing aids and was probably sensorineural, but...
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    They were wrong...my son is hearing.

    I just wanted to thank everyone who has given me support here and in the Parenting forum. If you read my thread there, you will see that my son was diagnosed with permanent sensorineural hearing loss when he was 3 months and 4 1/2 months (we had 2 ABRs with 2 audiologists). Suddenly he...
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    Normal bone conduction threshold?

    And yes, if you take the 2nd ABR out of the equation, the right ear has always been a little better. Even yesterday with the OAE that he passed, the right ear had a more robust passing response, she said. But both were still passes. Until yesterday, he had never gotten a pass on the left...
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    Normal bone conduction threshold?

    He failed the newborn screening like 3 times, then we got the first ABR which showed normal hearing in the right ear in all but 1 pitch. The left ear was moderate loss in 2 or 3 pitches. So they said he had mild-to-moderate reverse slope loss. Even before he had his first OAE, I felt like his...
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    Normal bone conduction threshold?

    Lol. Well, her explanation was that since he is growing, his ear canals are growing as well and that they could be letting more sound through now, thus his increased response. Or perhaps his ear canals are not a problem other than being tiny, but that the probes are still not positioned...
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    Normal bone conduction threshold?

    His BC during his second ABR under anesthesia was 30 dB unmasked. I am just concerned, because yesterday he passed an OAE in both ears (he has never passed in the left ear before, and right ear is hit or miss) and then turned his head to every sound in the booth with sound field testing and...
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    Normal bone conduction threshold?

    Can anyone tell me what a normal bone conduction result is? Unmasked? My son continues to receive varying results with all of his tests, but it is my understanding that bone conduction is very accurate, correct? Are BC tests ever wrong, open to interpretation by the tester, or is there a...
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    Hearing parents and siblings, HOH 9-month-old.

    That is exactly it, and that's all it has ever been. I can't speak for deaf or HOH, but I know that most every hearing parent is going to go through a grieving process over their child's hearing loss. I feel like I have never been able to do that because every test changes, and it is obviously...
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    Hearing parents and siblings, HOH 9-month-old.

    Thank you! I hope so too! Ever since this all began, I have not really cared so much about the diagnosis of hearing, hearing loss, progressive hearing loss, etc...I just want a consistent answer, and now today is just adding another thread to the web! Thanks!! :)
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    Hearing parents and siblings, HOH 9-month-old.

    Well, I just don't want him to have hearing aids if he doesn't need them. Obviously no one wants that. And if he does have a progressive loss, I would certainly invest more time in learning sign. Right now, I know some very basic baby signs that I do with him, but he really doesn't seem...
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    Hearing parents and siblings, HOH 9-month-old.

    I know that OAEs and ABRs are completely different, but all 3 audiologists I have had said that booth testing is more reliable than an ABR, that an ABR is not a "hearing test" but a nerve test, and that they take a child's behavioral response in the sound booth over an ABR test. Maybe that is...
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