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What treatment can be done for her inability to hear ?

My nephew is unable to listen voice and Doctor has done BERA testing and they recognized she is unable to listen ...she is having this since birth(21 months)...please suggest your best..
Asked On : Mon, 28 Feb 2011
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Kindly get the following tests done. I assume that an OAE (Oto Acoustic Emission) Test has been done earlier.

1. ASSR (Auditory Steady State Response) Testing

2. Aided Audiometry / ASSR

3. Aided Behavioral / Play Observation Audiometry

4. Impedence Audiogram to rule out middle ear defects.

5. Genetic Testing.

6. MRI & HRCT Temporal Bones.

It is important to know that if sound does not reach the brain within the first few years, it may never develop the ability to understand speech due to a process known as Neural Scavenging where that part of the brain reserved for hearing is taken up by the other senses. A hearing aid is a priority to amplify as much sound as possible till the diagnosis of the exact problem.

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