I'm not a mom, but wanted to offer support.
Does your GP have any other ideas? Where the people testing used to dealing with such a young child? I think I'd be asking to have him sent to a specialist. What happens if you sneak up behind him and make a loud noise? Does he hear it?
He was tested by a general doctor, but this doctor has been seeing him since he was tiny. I'm thinking that they just don't have the equipment to do a test such as this on such a young person.
He is going to a specialist in Feb. To get a real test done, then hopefully we'll know whats going on.
Anyone know if they do hearing tests when children are born?
More then likley he was tested by a pediatrician.
I have a feeling it his speech is off there is probably "some" issue. Whether it's deafness or not I'm not sure. I would have him retested for your own sanity. I think you are right that he can hear some because you would have noticed 100% deafness.
I agree, we would have had these and probably many more issues if he were 100% early on. The fact that we're having these issues now leads me to believe that there might be some issues, but now complete deafness.
He is going to see a specialist in Feb. I'm not sure what type of test they'll be running, but I'll be sure to go to that one. My ex DID tell me about this appointment, but I spaced it out, that and I doubt my car would have started this morning anyway. I will be sure to make it this time.
Korrie... My now 14 yo had terrible "selective hearing" Her kindergarten and first grade teachers all told me that they thought she had hearing issues. Her only issue was that she had been in a "pre-school" that actually taught her numbers and letters and such since she was 3. She already knew what they teachers were teaching and she was bored so she lived in her own little world. I would stand in the kitchen and whisper...Do you want some ice cream??? And she'd scream YES!!!! From the living room. She wasn't deaf.
Now my step-son Adam. He's a completely different story. He had MANY MANY MANY ear infections and he had horrible seasonal allergies...He WAS basically deaf from the ages of about 2-5. We only got to see him 4 days a month and noticed that he was always sick. We would even take him to the doctor from time to time on the weekends (urgent care) Just to get him some meds. (ARGH divorced life) Anyways. He started school and was "in trouble" 4 of the 5 first days of kindgergarten. The school insisted that the EX-Wife take him to the University for a REAL hearing test. He failed it miserably...Poor little bugger.
He eventually ended up with 2 different sets of tubes in his ears and was held back a year. They put him in the school's "little pups" preschool and re-started him in Kindergarten the following year. He's now 8 and in 2nd grade. He's outgrown the ear infections and most of the allergies. He's getting good grades and his speech is developing along nicely. He still talks like a 5yo but it's getting better and better every time we see him. The school has been great and has him enrolled in an IEP and has him going to speech class 2 day a week and he's supposed to be in tutoring as well. (that's another story).
I would have your pediatrician refer you to a professional hearing center and have Seth tested. They have a barrage of tests that little britches can understand and do very well with.
He HAS had a lot of ear infections, and all went with their own concerns. It seemed like since he was tiny he was getting them; amazingly enough when the Dr looked at his ears today they were clear!
I also know that my ex lets him ride in the skid loader, and he is around tractors a lot, so I am wondering if maybe that has anything to do with it. Maybe some, but very little I'm sure.
Thinking about it MORE, Seth is always asking to have the radio turned up in the car.....
Of course I'm not one to blare the radio, but ugh... I am going to beat myself up over this until I know.