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Child hurt head, eardrum not formed properly. What can my son hear?

Hi, I hope you can help, I had to take my son the Doctor on Friday as he had a fall off a bike and bumped his head. However the nurse we seen was concerned about his speech (as have I , for several months) she checked both his ears and discovered that his left ear drum was not form properly. She explained that a healthy ear drum should been round and transparent however instead his was very, very crinkled and she couldn t see through it at all . I have said to several people that he speaks like he is hearing things through a closed door i.e. he is picking up the basic conversation but not the sounds that would allow him to articulate properly. WWW.WWWW.WW referred him to a doctor for a hearing test but she did not explain the outcome of what might be required to fix it. Could you explain to me what I should expect my son to be able to hear and what would be required to fix the problem, He is 2 and half years old and his right ears was a bit red but healthy otherwise. Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 9 May 2012
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Further details and visual examination are required to comment.

Investigations like BERA and audiometry are required.

Most of the conditions with hearing defect some correction can be done and help out.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Answered: Fri, 14 Jun 2013
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