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My daughter has to have her ear canals widened :( Have you gone through this??

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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So my daughter (6.5) has been failing hearing tests at school and it just gets a little worse each time. We took her to the audiologist who said one of her ears is 'muffled' like she has in an ear plug, the other ear is okay but could be better. Turns out she has very small ear canals and he couldn't even see the ear drum in one of her ears because of it (not because of wax). He also said he's very surprised she hasn't had chronic ear infections because of the tiny space. She is being refered to a specialist for surgery to have her ear canals widened, or else he said it's going to cause more problems and it's better to get it done now then wait too much longer. 

Have you, your child or anyone you know ever had this done? I didn't even know it was possible, and don't know what to expect...

 

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banana-bear
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:02 AM
My daughter's left ear funnels down, but she's deaf in that ear. Her bones are not in their right placement either. She has a cholesteatoma (tumor) that constantly regrows in that ear as well. The only surgery she has had in her ear was to remove the tumor.

Good luck with her surgery!
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hreynol25
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:03 AM
Wow i've never heard of this
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Beauty91805
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM
I've never been through this or know of anyone who has either. But my goodness your dd is beautiful! :-)
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:05 AM
No, my dd, 10, has had tubes eight times. I am curious...
itsm3
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:07 AM

my dd had fluid trapped in her ear canal which affected her hearing as well so we were advised to get tubes in her ears which helped 100%!  

i hope things go well for your dd. 

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I have never heard of such a thing!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:10 AM
One of my DS(5) ear canal is smaller than the other. I've noticed it as narrow ever since he was born, but the doctor never said anything about it.

He did fail one hearing test when he was 3, but when I took him to the doctor she said it was because he had fluid in his ear from an infection.

He's had a few ear infections, but not a lot. He's never had tubes.

He's been getting in trouble at school for not listening lately. When I ask him why he isn't listening to the teacher he says he didn't hear her.

It just occurred to me that his behavior could be the result of a hearing problem. Hmmm

I wonder if he needs his ears widened too.

Why didn't your doctor notice her ear canals were small before now?
lanceandhailey
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:18 AM

 The family doctor had mentioned they were small, but that was the extent of it in the past.

Quoting Anonymous:

One of my DS(5) ear canal is smaller than the other. I've noticed it as narrow ever since he was born, but the doctor never said anything about it.

He did fail one hearing test when he was 3, but when I took him to the doctor she said it was because he had fluid in his ear from an infection.

He's had a few ear infections, but not a lot. He's never had tubes.

He's been getting in trouble at school for not listening lately. When I ask him why he isn't listening to the teacher he says he didn't hear her.

It just occurred to me that his behavior could be the result of a hearing problem. Hmmm

I wonder if he needs his ears widened too.

Why didn't your doctor notice her ear canals were small before now?

 

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Jalestra
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I didn't know you could do that. I've had tubes put in mine and my oldest son's, but I've never heard of widening the ear canal. Good luck.

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