My little girl had bacterial meningitis at 10 days old but was aggressively treated and seems to have made a good recovery. She is now 10 months old and we went today for a hearing test ( she has already had one at 2 months old that was fine). I noticed that she didn't react to quiet sounds consistently (she reacted 2 out of about 6 times) and I'm now very worried (we have to go back to finish the tests on her right ear as she got crabby) and unsure whether she has been left with permanent hearing loss.
I know this is all guess work but how likely is it that hearing loss develops after the meningitis is well and truly over? Does anyone have experience of these tests and how they work?
I feel very lucky to still have my baby and we will, of course, manage any results but I am a bit in shock as we hadn't picked up on any hearing problems in her at home and I feel a bit in limbo.
Sorry for the essay