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    Default 5 year old failed school hearing test.

    Dd1 was tested 6 weeks ago at school and it showed mild hearing loss in 1 ear, she was retested today and it has not improved. I was advised by the school nurse to see the gp for a referral to a audiologist or ENT. I am seeing the GP this afternoon. Has anyone else experienced this?
    I am not overly concerned as her speech and development are excellent. However she is my baby and I can't bear to think she has to go through this as she hates seeing a dr.

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    Did she have any cold/virus at the time? Could just be that or wax. I failed a hearing test at school, due to just having a cold.

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    My son failed his due to fluid from a cold not draining due to large adenoids. He's booked in to have tonsils, adenoids out and grommets in on Monday. The teacher has also noticed poor hearing. The audiologist should be able to test whether the hearing loss is due to fluid or something else

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    She has had minor coughs and sniffles but nothing serious, the gp doesn't seem concerned which is a plus. The chn scares you a bit saying by 6 weeks if it was a cold it should of passed by now. Booked in to see the audiologist in 2 weeks time.

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    Try not to stress. My son has a severe hearing loss in one ear that was picked up at birth. Apart from a few appointments every 6 months we don't actually notice much difference between him and his sister. He has a hearing aid but rarely wears it and copes fine unless it's noisy. Audiologists are wonderful and will explain everything. Good luck xx

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    My DS failed his school hearing test too. He had an ear infection that we had no idea of till we took him to the doctor after it. We retested him after the infection cleared and it was all normal. He hadn't been complaining of an earache or anything.

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    My understanding is that the school tests are just a basic screener; they may or may not pick up issues but aren't in depth enough to say there is an issue - that is why they refer you on just in case.

    On the bright side if there is a hearing issue, discovering it before a child hits seven greatly improved their educational outcomes.

    And if there isn't an issue then there's no harm been done.

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    Our DS had severe hearing loss - greater in one ear than the other, due to recurrent ear infections and fluid. Once tested post grommets, his speech and hearing came back 100%. Good to investigate, but hard to say what the outcome will be until they check your LO out more.

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