Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Maria | 2012-06-13

Q.

Sensorineural hearing loss improvement?

My daughter was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss due to cytomegalo virus at the age of 6 and a half. Her left ear is completely deaf, and the right has mild hearing loss but severe enough to warrant a hearing aid.

She is now 10 years old. Bi-annual hearing tests showed a fairly stable result. Yesterday her test showed significant improvement in the right ear - around 10 decibels on each frequency and even slight hearing in the left ear. Is this possible? I wonder if she wasn''t picking up on the audiologist''s body language despite her efforts to stay entirely neutral during the test.

We will retest in 3 months time.

Expert's Reply

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Hearing Expert

Hi Maria!

Subjective Audiometric assessments are good, however, objective assessments {ABR or ASSR} are advocated for best results. You may discuss the above with your Audiologist, and if warranted the above objective assessments may be conducted {based on the findings, hearing aids may be selected and programmed appropriately}.

Kind regards...

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Posted by: Maria | 2012-06-14

I meant she has hearing tests every 6 months.

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