Laura - posted on 02/21/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
Laura - posted on 02/21/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
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Vishal - posted on 05/06/2013
Hi..My daughter has 3.2 year and her hearing power is good..As we gone a test for ENT tests and after BERA test, doctor confirmed that She has not any issue with hearing. Although She is not able to speak sevral words (Except Mumma, Dad) She is very active in the day to day activity but the only problem is speak..How can we improve the speech of my daughter? Kindly sugest
Michelle - posted on 11/27/2009
Jess got his tube when he was 11 months old and had a 75% hearing loss due to infection. It took longer to sedate him than the surgury did. (I read 2 pages of a magazine and they were back) After 6 weeks with tubes his hearing had improved to a 25% loss. He was cranky the first day but happy too as he started walking in the recovery room. Apparently all the fluid build up had messed with his balance too.
Danielle - posted on 08/16/2009
Hey i have a 2yr old that had tubes and had his toung cut to see if that would help him talk he has some word and he just turned 3 last month it is hard for mothers but in the end if it helps then u just have to be strong and i will have to do it again because my youngest is the same way but i don't think he will need tubes
Holly - posted on 06/05/2009
yes you can have the dr look to and see if his tonses and adnoids need to come out if they do i would do it all than !!!only for the tonsels and adnoids they will give you pain med if it says give every 5 hours make sure you do it rite on time or 1/2 hour earily so it dont run out !!!!!thats for a nother time and question !!!!
Holly - posted on 06/05/2009
Hello my name is HOLLY and i have a son who is 6yrs old and has trouble with speach saying wrong sounds ,in speach all school year and we have him go to a speach class in summer .also i have a 21 month old who has had all of that .when you go to the ent ,tell him you are frightoned ,and why he should be able to talk to you,tell u exactly what he will do ,ask him if you can go in the operating room with ur son till he is asleep .my dr did and i wa sso much more relaxed ,oh yes i cryed when the nure walked me out but honestly ,really i think by time i got to the waiting room i was in there 5 -10 min and they called me ,he was ready in recovery ...i would do it all over if i had to .I agree all kids that have speach delay doesnot need tubes ,but if he has had lots of ear infections or has a lot of fluid build up in there he needs to get it out sounds muffled or like under water for a child with fluid build up in there and it hurts and hard to eat is what the dr told me , my son had his tubes put in on may 14 /09 and he can hear so much more ,i have noticed like a small buzzing noise ,and he now says mammam,dadda,bottle ,bark teh dog for what does a dog say ?im sure ur 2 1/2 year old will do fine look up on line about tubes or wait till u see the dr and then look up or look up and have more qs for him .if you dont like how he answers the qs or you dont feel rite find a nother one ,we live in michigan if you live in michigan my sons dr is DR .MUCALLa he works out of HURLEY MEDICAL offiled with the U OF M !wonderfull ,keep me posted good luck
Jackie - posted on 05/08/2009
Yeah sadly speech therapy is the way some parents find out there is an ear issue that needs to be addressed with tubes. Glue ear/ear congestions can go totally unnoticed due to the fact you don't need to get infections to have it. For some parents its the hearing test that finds it. I wasn't so lucky because he was screaming during the pressure test and since there wasn't any reason to concider an ear issue they weren't worried about it. A year later was when the infections started, 8 in 8 months. Got sent to the ENT and found out he had congested ears and one of the ears the ear drum was retracted. A month ago they were looked at before his surgery. His ear drum was still retracted despite the fact the ears were nice and clear. So the surgery went on and I have never been happier.
Morag - posted on 05/08/2009
I mean just because a child has speech delay it does not mean they need tubes..
No thats true usually there are other problems too. Cronic ear infections, glue ear, hearing loss etc, before they consider this op. Speech delay is very rarely the only contributing factor. My daughter, even after having the tubes fitted had years of speech therapy, ended up with a speech impediment too and still does to a minor extent... If left untreated though, in these circumstances, she would have had permenent hearing loss and probably speech problems forever.
Rabaab - posted on 05/07/2009
well my child had speech delay but no tubes as they did not think she needed it.. I mean just because a child has speech delay it does not mean they need tubes.. My daughter did not speak at all until she was 3 and half. she went to speech classes and then when she started speaking, she spoke full sentences in both her languages english and urdu. My son is now 2 years old and he does not speak at all. but it will probably be the same...
Morag - posted on 05/07/2009
Don't be scared. My daughter had this done when she was 2.5 years old. She was diagnosed with 90% hearing loss and never spoke before then, just made this shrieking noise. She had constant ear infections and her ears bled often. It was heartbreaking to let her go but it was our only option. She was very upset just after the op, she cried and banged her ears, she just wasn't used to the noise. But from that moment she FINALLY began to talk. And I have never heard such a wonderful sound, people used to always comment that I'd be sick of her talking when she started but I had waited so long to hear her voice it was amazing. Its not a miracle cure though, there are still years of speech threapy to go through and lots of hard work, but it is worth it. My eldest can now speak two languages fluently where she struggled to speak even one until she was 5 so she really is a positive example of what the right care can acheive.
The tubes came out on their own for the most part for us...one just fell out one day in the bath and the other was just pulled out by the doctor as it was hanging out. My daughter still has some hearing/speech problems, and she has been struggling with her acedemic work, but she has dyslexia too, however this year she is really catching up with all the extra help she has received.
Jackie - posted on 04/28/2009
Yesterday my son got his tubes!!! We have been waiting 9 months for them now. I think the whole process was more scary for me then for him. Its been less then 24 hours and I have noticed so many difference. My boy is speaking up and pronouning his words better. His hearing has improved so much. I was told this may happen but I really didn't believe it. I guess after nearly 5 years of him not speaking correctly, I didn't want to get my hopes up. But he can now hear himself and that will help so much with the speech delay! I have high hopes. Just think positive and remember for the benefits you will see its a very short process.
Marie - posted on 04/08/2009
My oldest child had to get tubes closer to three years. She was sick from two to three continuously. Her hearing was between 50 and 75 percent loss. This delayed speech but didn't stop her from talking. She would have days where she would hear better and she would repeat more and more words. The tubes went in and we had no complications. The only problem I had was when the tubes needed to come back out. My daughter was in Kindergarten and the tubes started to loosen on their own, but it caused an infection which made them stuck. We were back and forth to the doctor trying to get healthy. Finally at a visit when the ear was clear they could see the tube hanging out and the ent removed it. He only had to flush it with water. He also removed the other one the same way before it started to bother her as well. All this took time and she in turn missed a very important chunk of kindergarten, which is still keeping my fourth grader behind in her reading comprehension. She missed the opertunity to learn these valuable lessons at an important age, so it continues to be a struggle for her. What I guess I am saying is to make sure you follow up with the ent frequently.
April - posted on 02/25/2009
I have twins that are going to be 4 in May, they had tubes put in and adnoids removed on the same day when they were 17 months. I will admit, it was scarey but it was harder for us the parents then them. Just make sure they don't have colds before the sx (one of ours did0 we didn't realize it and was in the er with a 104 fever the night of the sx, luckily it was a cold and NOT the sx) I would recommend the ENT SERIOUSLY look at adnoids and tonsils, one of my girls had to have her tonsils out on a emergency basis 6 months ago cuz they had grown sooo large. One of the twins had a sevre speech delay but she had a 35% hearing loss du to all of her ear infections, the other had a 20% loss and no speech delay. within 6 months of the sx the worse one was still at a 20-25% loss and the other was less 10% loss. The doctors said it would keep gettting better. We have her in speech therapy and hearing tests every 6 months to monitor her progress. I would be happy to talk to you more if you'd like...
Robyn - posted on 02/23/2009
My son had tubes in his ears at the age of 2 and had to get his tonsils in the same surgery. He did really good with it all. but now that he is 4 he does have speech delay. he can talk and said words correctly, he just don't have one on one conversations or say long sentences. so we are going to get him into speech classes.
Andrea - posted on 02/21/2009
Hi my oldest daughter had to get tubes in her ears by the age of two. And believe me it won't be easy for you mom. But for your child its a piece of cake. By the time they took her in they called me to come and get her and she slept most of the afternoon and she was fine after that. She also has no speech delay, but there was a reading difficulty due to the fact of how to say the words. Thats it. I hope I was able to make you feel a little better with that. I wish you and your child the best.