Is that the Drs. diagnosis, that the ear canal is too small? Is your child hearing, just not passing the test or can they not hear?? Things may change as they grow. My sister is considered totally deaf in both ears, but her "hearing" has changed as she's gotten older. She says she hears some sounds now. Hearing aides never really helped my sister because of her type of hearing loss, but I know children who cannot hear a thing without aides that have them and when they're wearing them you wouldn't know that their hearing loss is as severe as it is. I've worked with deaf and Hard of Hearing kids for 8 years. If you have any questions or need to vent about anything contact me. Also, just know that my totally deaf sister just graduated with her BA in Psychology. Hearing loss does not limit ability whatsoever! Hugs!
at 12:36 PM on Nov. 21, 2008