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BERA Test Fails
My 2 months 23 days son initially failed screening test (OAE) later we were advised for BERA in which his right ear showed absence of response however left ear showed slight response on increased thresholds. Some people are saying the hearing development in infants continues till 1.5 years of age. However our paediatrician is saying we should consult with a ENT to look for some intervention after baby is 6 months old. We are in two minds what to follow? Can anyone refer any good doctor for this issue? Please also suggest any treatment method which we can go through.
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Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist 20 yrs exp Bangalore
Please consult a Cochlear Implant Surgeon in your city to investigate further to manage the problem. If conformed that your child is in need of a cochlear implant, it should best be done before 2 years of age, so thst child is able to hear & gain speech otherwise he would be condemned  to live life as a deaf-mute! The Implant, though expensive is well worth your child's future!
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Dr. D.Vidyasagar
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist 11 yrs exp Hyderabad
If your child is getting awake and getting startled from sleep if loud noise is made then most of the times the child hearing will be normal. If there is family history of Hard of hearing and your is near relation marriage then second opinion to rule out hearing loss is preferred.
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Dr. Sandeep Dachuri
ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist 6 yrs exp Bangalore
If BERA is not showing the waves, it's better to consult with ENT SURGEON. Consult "Dr Ameet Kishore" in Gurgaon. He is one of the best in the country in dealing with children with impaired hearing. If required,they may repeat the BERA to confirm and then let you know what options are available for the child.
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