Q&A: Is there a surgical procedure that can make sure my autistic son's ears and hearing are fine?
posted on 1/7/2014
Ask A Doctor Question:
Our son Austin is autistic. He is 5 and cannot talk. Austin is always putting his index fingers under his ear lobe area on both sides to seemingly adjust his own volume. We were told his hearing is fine through audio hearing tests with headphones but if he can't talk and doesn't understand how can this be certain? Is there a surgical procedure that can make sure his ears and hearing are fine? We get the feeling his hearing is preventing his speech somehow.- Greg
--Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD
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