So, earlier today we had an appointment with our ENT. Because it had been 7 months since Dylan's last hearing test, he had us meet with our audiologist as well.
The bottom line is that they are recommending that Dylan get ear tubes.
Oh, I don't know...Dylan's hearing has always been kind of a mystery to me.
Since his very first hearing test - the newborn screening - the results have been unclear. Some tests he's passed while others he's failed. The last two have revealed mild hearing loss most likely resulting from fluid.
I don't believe he's ever had an ear infection, but his tympanograms have never shown a clear peak as they should. It was quite obvious today that he is not hearing certain frequencies, but for some reason I'm just not sure I'm completely sold on ear tubes.
If it's necessary of course we'll do it, but I guess I'm just wondering if there are other options. Like...non-surgical ones perhaps?
Any thoughts/opinions on ear tubes would be greatly appreciated. I'm just trying to gather information before moving forward with this.
Thanks so much! : )