Hello, my friend has been told that her son has failed his hearing test between 1000hz-2000hz. what dose this mean? and what is he not able to hear at pressent? Is there anything we can do in between assesments to make his life easier ( like talk in a different tone).Many thanks Carol.
I have been serching on the internet for information but am still unclear on the above questions.
Hello, Sorry about this problem. How old is the son?
If it is in the newborn period, one has to wait and confirm later. The range mentioned signifies that above and below this range limits, he is able to hear so this is partial tonal deafness, if any.
Please inquire with her what total range was he tested for. And whether this finding is for one side or both - the latter case is more to worry about and if only one side, there would be no significant deficit in hearing overall.
The normal range of human hearing is about 20 Hz - 20000 Hz.
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Good morning,I am sorry for leaving the conversation so abruptly yesterday, I had to respond to a family emergency which is now under control. My friends son is a five year old little boy who has failed on a school hearing test at 1000-2000hz in both ears. I am assuming that there is a standard rang to be tested by the school nurse, as the letter to his mother did not state any other ranges above or below the the range stated as non responsive. The little boy has had his new born screen which was fine and the only significant family history of hearing problems is that his farther had grommets when he was young. His farther is a farmer and their house is at the bottom of a active RAF fast jet run way.His mother would like to know how the hearing deficiency will affect him? He is already being kept back a year in school because his reading is not to the average level and he is finding it hard to recognize and blend certain sounds. Are there specific sounds and vowels within this rang that he may struggle with more than others? Is there anything we and do to improve the communication between him and the teachers? Will talking in a higher or lower pitched voice improve communication? Will limiting back ground noise or having him sit at the front of the class improve his understanding? Is the use of extra vitamins and Magnesium supplements recommended as in some of the study's published have found? Is their any computer voice programs avalable that will comunicate avoiding this frequency rang to aid learning? I apreciate that at pressent we are still waiting for a more indepth investigation into the course of the hearing loss and that these finding will yealed more information on the appropriate managment for her son, but his mother would like to know how best to cope with the situation at present. I look forward to any answers that you may be able to provide us and thank you in advance for you time and knowled shared.Many thanks Carol.
Normal conversation (as in class from teacher to students) consists of full range of voice spectrum and if there is limited deficit he will perceive well what ever is taught. Was any hearing problem suspected, before he went to school at family level?
He may need further testing of any learning disability - dyslexia - to find out reason for backwardness.
Certainly making him seat in front of class will help. the stated range of(NNN) NNN-NNNNhz might be the same range supersonic jets might be emitting and he might be affected as a small infant to that noise. Only a sound engineer can decide on that.
An ENT consultation would be advisable for him if there is no dyslexia detected. There is no nutritional angle likely either.
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Hello, Thank you for your information above.Yes, it had been suggested to his mother by another friend who is a GP practice nurse that he many have had hearing problems. This was due to him not responding to this mother all the time when called, especially when watching TV and his being behind at school. He is also in her own words 'quite manic', Meaning that he has a very short attention span in all works of life, both play and learning.Many thanks Carol.
You are welcome. That is called ADD attention deficit disorder. Later he may need some drug to control this condition to be prescribed by behavioral pediatrician.