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Child failed hearing test, ear drums look incomplete. What is wrong?

lately my son is 5 years old and has not been able to hear very well. I asked his teacher if they could give him a hearing test . the did and he failed it. in his left ear he is not able to hear anything and in his right ear the put 25/2000.. the nurse also said she looked in his ears and that she only saw half his ear drums and the other half looked like a dark hole..
Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Do not be apprehensive, please consult a good ENT specialist for a complete ear evaluation. There can be blockage of the canal secondary to the impacted wax. Ear drum can be perforated; But, this is not commonly noticed in the young children. Finally, the chances of fluid in the ear drum cannot be ruled out.

Wish you good health.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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