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What causes sudden deafness in an infant?

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Posted on Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Question: Hi doctor... My baby is 7 months old with 8.5 kg weight.3 days back my cousin make a loud noise with a toy continously for 10 minutes.almost that toy is having 80db sound appoximately.before that incident she was very responsive.she observes too slow voice also.but now she is not reaponding voices.some times she reaponda louder one not all times.oae test was done she has passes but no response from my baby.please help with yoir answers.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possibly casual non-responsiveness

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

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.

Regards
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What causes sudden deafness in an infant?

Brief Answer: Possibly casual non-responsiveness Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. 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. Regards