SNHL Child Ear Test Results Are Moderate?
I want to ask my child arsyaka has done a fallow test with the results of SNHL right ear and moderate left ear However my child has a lot of vocabulary and is called in a whisper condition still can you hear Is there a possibility the test results are wrong? Or could there be certain diseases? Or is it still natural that my child can still hear with one ear?
Thank you for the question.
Based on the type, hearing loss can be classified into 3, namely sound conduction disorders (conductive deafness), nerve disorders that are sensitive to hearing or that deliver sound signals from the ear to the brain (sensorineural deafness, SNHL), or a combination of both. SNHL itself, based on its severity, is subdivided into 3, namely mild (moderate), moderate (moderate), and severe (severe). SNHL can occur due to many factors. In children, the most likely triggers are excessive exposure to noise, infection (especially measles, mumps or meningitis), head or ear injuries, side effects of drugs, tumors (eg acoustic neuroma or cholesteatoma), as well as birth defects.
Hearing loss in children can also affect the development of speech. Because, the ability to talk a lot of children stimulated by imitating the voice and mouth movements of others around him. So, children with hearing loss are often disturbed by their ability to speak. Of course, the severity of this speech disorder can vary, depending on the severity and onset of the emergence of the SNHL, the stimulation provided, the treatment taken to overcome SNHL, as well as the child's general health condition. If it is still possible for children to hear well, even if only from one side of the ear, it is not impossible that the child can still communicate well with those around him.
With regard to the condition of your child, it could be that the condition is reasonable caused by a disruption of his left ear that is not yet severe (moderate). Provided that the examination is carried out by competent medical personnel, it seems likely that the results of the examination are quite small. However, you can reconfirm this by consulting directly with the doctor who checked before. Or, if in doubt, don't hesitate to also seek a second opinion by checking your child with a doctor, pediatrician, or other ENT doctor.
I hope this helps.