Christine - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son John has a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. mild to moderate in his right ear, moderate to severe in his left ear. He had a severe ear infection last weekend that perforated his right ear drum and his left ear has fluid behind the ear drum.
Has anybody had experience with a perforated ear drum and how much can it effect the threshold of hearing?
Also, his follow up appt. is in 2 weeks. I understand the need to allow time for medication to work and his ear to heal, but that's two weeks of struggling in school.
His teachers seem to think he'll tell them if he's not hearing, but its so much worse, he doesn't even know I'm talking to him. Is there a tactful way to help educate them?
Any advise would be helpful. Thank you!