Some children have a hearing test and get abnormal results. This means that your child's hearing is not normal. But it doesn't always mean that your child will have lasting hearing problems. Some types of hearing loss get better on their own. And others can be treated.
An abnormal hearing test may show problems with nerves involved in hearing. Or it may show that your child hears in one ear better than in the other. Sometimes it shows that your child hears sounds but is not able to hear them as words.
Hearing loss can last for a short time (temporary) or it can be permanent.
Some hearing loss is minor. And some is more serious. Sometimes a child may only have problems with certain tones, or frequencies. For example, he or she may not hear high-pitched sounds.
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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