Denise posted on the forum that she is worried about her three year old son because his ear drum is hardening (and apparently they can't do anything about it?). Plus, the child is not talking much, a possible sign that he may already have hearing loss:
My sons pediatrician said that his ear drum is hardening. His one year old sister talks more then him and I am worried. Does hardening of the ear drum always lead to deafness? He wakes up in the middle of the night just non stop crying. This breaks my heart and I don't know what to do.
Does anyone have any experience with the ear drum hardening? I have never heard of this before. I have heard of damaged ear drums and perforated ear drums, but not hardening ear drums. Post your response to this clearly worried mother.