Last Friday, I took my 3 year old Brody to his follow-up hearing test after his surgery last month. We've suspected hearing loss for a few months now, but so far the doctor was unwilling to call it since he had so many issues with fluid in his ears. After taking out his adenoids and putting in a new set of ear tubes, we can rule out that interference.
But he still failed his hearing screening. He scored mild to moderate hearing loss in one ear and moderate to severe in the other.
I'm disappointed, obviously, but more than that I'm just happy to have caught it. If it's there, it's there. We can't help that. So now we move forward with fixing it and getting him up to speed with his verbal delay and other affected areas.
It looks like we're going to do another different type of hearing screening to get specific numbers on the areas of loss, then he'll need an MRI to rule out an underlying cause in the brain affecting his hearing (apparently this is standard protycol although the doc believes it to be genetic). After that, we'll get him fitted for hearing aids and finally my son will be on the same page as all those around him.