Articles I Have Written
- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Friday, March 21, 2008
What It Isn't
The department of genetics called back today and gave me Nolan's test results. Negative for Connexin 26, Connexin 30, and for the mitochondrial A1555g mutation. Darn! I was really, really hoping for one of these since they are non-syndromic and the Connexins tend to be non-progressive.
They didn't run any other genetic tests, so now I am on pins and needles waiting for our March 26th appointment with the ENT to discuss the CT scan results. I called the ENT's office and they have the results in the office, but didn't discuss them with me over the phone. I wonder if they found something, because you would think they would say, "his scan came out normal" over the phone...
About 10-20% of the time, they never find a cause for deafness. We may be part of that statistic. I don't really care what caused the hearing loss, but do want to rule out anything syndromic. I get to practice being patient waiting for the CT scan results. If there is one thing I am NOT good at, it is waiting for results (especially when the doctor's office already has them)!