What causes sudden deafness in an infant?
Possibly casual non-responsiveness
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I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. A 80 dB sound is unlikely to result in sudden deafness. The OAE response indicates that the hearing is fine. In such a case you can simply assume that the child is simply (and casually not responding). You need not grow apprehensive. Wait and watch. Interact with the baby. I am quite certain that you would find her responding properly.
I need an input from you. Could you please mention if the child has caught a cold? That could be a possible reason for reduced hearing. However, with the OAE positive, such a thing is unlikely.
Let me know if I could help further.
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