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  1. Hi, Would really appreciate if anyone especially an audiologist or ENT can help explain this situation we’re in. Our baby boy born Oct 12 this year, failed two hearing screening tests and was referred to an audiologist. The audiologist did the first test on Nov 27 and found he had profound conductive hearing loss at 95db on frequency 500 to 4000hz on the right ear but she seemed uncertain about the results and said she was going to get a second opinion. She concluded it was conductive because the bone conduction test was good. After doing research, I found conductive hearing loss can only be maximum at moderate level. I asked the audiologist and she agreed too that it was strange that it was in profound range and suspected maybe the earphone was loose during the test so she asked us to go in for a retest. So on dec 12, we went in for the retest. This time she concluded that it was profound sensorineural hearing loss. We were confused and asked why in the first test, the bone conductivity test was good and now it’s sensorineural loss. She said it could be because the assistant that helped held the equipment piece on baby’s head behind the ear placed it on the wrong spot so that the signals she got were actually muscle movements. (The second time the audiologist was the one who held the equipment piece on baby’s head.) we thought this was strange. Wouldn’t the assistant be experienced in this? How could they make a mistake like this? And how come audiologist seem so certain in first test that the bone conductivy result was good? Also, in the retest, baby hearing was 75db at 500hz, 85db at 1000hz, 95db at 2000hz, 105db at 4000hz. We are confused why the first test, it was 95db for all frequency and the second test was showing a gradual increase in loss the higher the frequency. Could someone please help explain these different findings? Thanks!
  2. standfast999

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    Greetings to all. 4 days ago I came down with Tinnutis in my left ear. I felt extremely overwhelmed by the sound and led to a panic attack. I read online that prednisone tinnitus steroid if taken in 48 hours may help with the recurring nature of Tinnitus. I visited ENT doc who cleaned the wax from my ears and did a hearing test. No other info was given except that I need a MRI to "rule things out". I am assuming is Acoustic neuroma. I finished the prednisone tinnitus steroid today. It seems that that the Tinnitus goes away ever other day. I am over 55 and have ADHD. I had a scuba incident 30 years ago and my right ear never felt right after that. this was confirmed in 2005 by a doctor exam - who decided not to do anything, I have not notice my hearing loss. I used to listen to ear buds and the last year - noise canceling headphones. I have extreme stress and anxiety. I am transitionally homeless for 8 years. I struggle to keep focus on jobs and my relationships are damaged as well. I heard anxiety may be a cause and xanax may lower the sound level.
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