I need some help . . . I'm much more versed in Ortho issues (PGY III Ortho res) than ENT issues, and now I am facing an issue with my daughter. She is almost 5 months old, healthy birth, no history of infections or medications. No complications during prenatal development. She passed her hearing exam in the nursery on her second day of life. My wife and I had noticed that she has not been reacting to our voices. I'm not sure when this started, but by this time I expected that she would turn to sounds or startle to a loud noise. So - took her to the ped's office. A hearing test was done in the office, which she failed. Also, she would not turn, or flinch, or do anything when a bell was rung beside her ears as the doc stood behind her. No family history of hearing loss. Again, she seems to be normal in every other way. She saw an otologist today, who looked into her ears, said they looked clear, and scheduled her for a hearing exam under sedation later this month. Any ideas? I'm trying to stay optimistic that this is some type of correctable problem, but when it is your own child, reason has a hard time getting heard, as the irrational voices of concern wail away in the mind.