I have a student that I screened his hearing earlier in the year. He failed my screening. I visited with mom. She was great to work with. She said he had already had tubes and had been under the care of an ENT for a long time. Since it was for a Special Ed. referral, she went ahead and took him for another hearing test, which he passed.
Today, I screened the rest of his class, and even though I didn't really need to. I re-screened this student. Today, it was much quieter and better conditions for an even more accurate screen. This student indicated the ear that he heard the "beeps" in was the opposite side that the machine actually did. I re-positioned the ear phones, made sure that I wasn't crazy and had them on the correct way. I even turned the head phones around and he still indicated the exact opposite of what he should have been hearing according to what buttons I was pushing.
I visited with his teacher. He is in Title 1 reading and they are beginning to wonder if he may be dyslexic or have some other "wiring" problem.
Have any of you ever heard of anything like this with the hearing screening?
I am stumped and wondering if there may be a connection with a "wiring" problem as associated with possible Dyslexia? or am I just over-thinking this with my "nurse brain"?