Deafness/Hearing Impairment/deaf and dump as per BERA


now a day I am very confused regarding the problem of my younger daughter Baby Mushata Samreen , have an age only 14 months due to Deaf suggest in accordance by the  test report of BERA  , but we are very confused , because some time it feel by her attitude that she is giving response. what can we do , we have got an advice in view of the BERA Test. but the doctor give his Operation Package by PKRS 25,00,000.00 . unaffordable by us . but when I say that It  can't be possible to arrange this huge money , then Doctor suggest a syrup "TERVE"  for long period ,  we are waiting for some miracle of God .  treatment can be possible without Operation that she can hear ?

no one are Deaf and Dumb entire my and my wife families , and also not my own 03 children


Dear Amir,

If your daughter seems to be responding to sounds, I would recommend doing the BERA again, perhaps at a different location.

I am not certain that you are referring to the cost of a Cochlear Implant.  Perhaps there is insurance that will pay for it. Check that out.

Also, depending on the amount of hearing loss it may be possible that hearing aids can be sufficient.

All of this should be discussed with a professional who is familiar with the nature and extent  of your daughter's hearing loss, and is knowledgeable about funding from insurance or government programs.


Levi A. Reiter, Ph.D.

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Levi A. Reiter, Ph.D.


I am a full Professor of Audiology at Hofstra University and also in private practice. I can answer questions regarding hearing loss, auditory diagnoses, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, deafness


I have been teaching audiology at Hofstra University for 33 years. I have been in private practice for 31 years. I do hearing assessments, auditory diagnostic tests which are physiological, e.g., ABR, OAEs, etc. I also have over 30 years experience in fitting, and dispensing hearing aids.

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My articles have appeared in: Journal of Auditory Research J of Speech and Hearing Disorders J of Speech and Hearing Research The Hearing Journal J of the American Tinnitus Association The ASHA Leader Plus.......

I have a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and two post-doctoral fellowships from NIH and NICHD. I am Board Certified by the American Academy of Audiology, and hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. I also have numerous professional publications in the field of Audiology.

Awards and Honors
Fellowship from the National Institute of Health Sciencess Fellowship from the National Institute of Child Development Scholarships from the U of Rochester, Connecticut College Faculty Development grants from Hofstra U. The Scholars Award from the American Academy of Audiology The ACE award from the American Speech & Hearing Association

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