i think my son has a hearing problem

Cleaver - posted on 07/08/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i have a 22 month old boy and i find he is 'ignoring' me way too much for it to be ignoring i think hes not hearing me. i have a doctors appointment in a few months if he cant hear properly that explains him being behind in talking also. any suggestions on how to get his attention? (ill feel extremely bad if i start loosing my patience then i find out that he hasn't been hearing me properly.)

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Amy - posted on 07/08/2012

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I'd see if your pediatrician can get you in sooner, a few months is a long time. In the meantime start teaching him basic signs so he can communicate his wants and needs for example eat, drink, milk, water. As far as getting attention when your speaking to him make sure you are in front of him and he can see your lips moving.

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Cleaver - posted on 07/09/2012

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if I'm close to him he responds. if he is busy, not looking, or too far away he doesn't hear me. at first i thought it was ignoring but now its getting worse my brother had water in his ears that may be whats wrong.

Cherish - posted on 07/09/2012

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If you say his name will he look at you?Can he follow on step directions like "go get your shoes"?

Pauline - posted on 07/09/2012

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yes if it is such a difficult problem you should definitely try to get to the doctor sooner. in the meantime though i heard of this site where you can communicate with real doctors for just a few dollars maybe you could find some help there: https://www.healthtap.com/# best of luck

Cleaver - posted on 07/08/2012

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he can hear when i am close to him but if hes in another room he wont hear me because its a serious problem their going to call me if there's a spot sooner but hes a good pediatrician I'm lucky i got him and he still works at the hospital sometime i might try to teach him signs there's a DVD maybe ill order one to see if it helps thank you

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