Jessica T Posted August 3, 2020 Report Share Posted August 3, 2020 My 5yr old has never failed a hearing test before. I assume she’s gotten one annually since birth at each well visit. I remember them checking vision, but not specifically hearing. Anyway, she just failed her hearing test yesterday. The doctor said the ear canal that failed is noticeably smaller and curvier than the other. She said the reason she failed was that it was retracted and there was some fluid build up behind it. we have an appointment set to recheck in 6 weeks, but after a little googling I’m concerned there may be bigger issues brewing here. How is it that she’s 5 and I’ve never heard another pediatrician mention her ear canal differs so much from the other?! Is it possible to have a retracted ear drum that corrects itself? Or does this sound like a life long issue that’s coming to the surface? Any input is appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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