DS1 is 22 months and has a speech delay. A few days ago he finally got in to see the audiologist for a hearing test (after waiting 5 months). Apparently he has fluid in one ear but he passed the hearing test ok. Is it just me or does that sound contradictory? I'm not convinced with these results but am not sure if I'm being paranoid.
Let me explain. Firstly I thought the hearing test was pretty easy to fluke. DS and I sat in a booth and the audiologist made noises come from speakers on either side of us. Slightly after the noises a toy below the speaker would flash. To me, it seemed that DS would turn more when the toys flashed rather than when the sound was made. Secondly, the observation window was right above the speaker on the side of DS1 which was filled with fluid and DS2 was being held by the audiologist and crying so DS1 kept wanting to look that way to see him. It would have been pretty easy for DS1 to look that way to see his brother just as a sound was made.
The audiologist put DS1 on the list to go back in 3-4 months to see if the fluid is still there. She said he could be coming down with a cold or it could be from his last cold (2 months ago) or it could be more of an issue. TBH I'm so sick of waiting. I just want to know if we need to take this further and get a referral to an ENT now. Apparently an ENT only comes to our town every 2 months so if we wait 4 months for the retest and then get referred we are looking at at least 6 months before we see the ENT.
What do you think? Should I go to the GP and ask for a referral now? Would fluid in one ear cause a speech delay? I'm just so confused and worried about DS1.